Friday 12 April 2013

Recipe : Caramel Squares

In honour of World Baking Day, Stork sent me through some goodies including this recipe book called The Art of Home Cooking. I had a flick through at the weekend to see if anything caught my eye and decided I liked the look of the Caramel Fingers, especially as I had everything we needed in my baking cupboard.

Here's what they came out like - they actually remind me a bit of the taste of Mars Bars. Don't mind if I do ! I made Caramel Squares rather than the Caramel Fingers of the original recipe.

Caramel Squares


125g (4oz) Stork margarine
50g (2oz) caster sugar
175g (6oz) self-raising flour, sieved


1 small or 1/2 large can condensed milk
125g (4oz) Stork margarine
125g (4oz) caster sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup


175g (6oz) plain chocolate

Start by preheating your oven to 180°C, 350°F or gas mark 4.

Make the base by rubbing the Stork into the dry ingredients.

Press the mixture evenly over the base of a greased 7 x 11 inch (18 x 28cm) Swiss roll tin and bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 – 20 minutes, until golden brown.

To make the filling: Place all the ingredients into a saucepan.

 Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring mixture to the boil and stirring continuously, boil the mixture for 7 minutes. 

(I decided to use a vanilla pod that I had sitting on the spice rack, begging me to do something with it !)

Spread over the cooked base and leave to cool.

Break the chocolate into a bowl and melt it slowly over a pan of hot water (or in the microwave on medium power). When melted, quickly pour it over the caramel and swirl it with a fork.

Mark out the portions before the chocolate sets, and leave to cool completely.

Cut, serve, and enjoy.

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  1. Hey! These look so tasty and I will definitely trying these next time I am summoned to my Aunty Mel duties! :D

    1. They're perfect for making with the kids - have fun ! :)

  2. These are one of my favourite treats and still I have not got around to baking any myself. I bet yours were gone in a flash :)


    1. They certainly were ! But I always find that they go quicker when the kids help making them anyway - proud to eat their own creations, I think !

  3. these look great, really simple ingrediants too - i have all of those things in the cupboards

  4. They look superb. So much better than the tasteless, overpriced ones that are in the supermarket


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