Caramel Squares

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins
  • Yield: 25squares
  • About This Recipe

    “These are very popular all over Britain and can often be found in cafes, served with morning coffee or afternoon tea.”

    Ingredients

    SHORTBREAD

  • 3 1/2 ouncesbutter
  • 3tablespoonssugar
  • 2ouncescornflour, sifted
  • 3ouncesplain flour, sifted
  • CARAMEL FILLING

  • 4 1/2 ouncesbutter
  • 3ouncesbrown sugar
  • 2tablespoonshoney
  • 1 (14ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1teaspoonvanilla essence
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING

  • 8ounceschocolate, melted
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • To make the base, place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the cornflour and plain flour, turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly.
  • Press into a greased and lined 7” x 11” shallow cake tin and bake for 25 minutes or until firm.
  • To make the filling, place the butter, brown sugar and honey in a saucepan and cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar melts and the ingredients are combined.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 7 minutes.
  • Beat in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla essence.
  • Pour the filling over the base and bake for 20 minutes longer.
  • Set aside to cool completely.
  • Spread the melted chocolate over the filling and set aside until firm, then cut into squares.
  • Store at room temperature in a cookie tin or airtight container.
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