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Those simple thoughts of innovation and touches of creativity, brings an utterly incompetent dish out from your kitchen to others. And that, truly is reward-able.
This post 'Dedication with Love' comes with the feel-good love for all my lovely readers, on this special day. Dedicating this sweet treat to all the lovely bloggers, who unknowingly by their endless efforts inspired and encouraged many others to cook including me! So, herez wishing you all a very Happy Woman's Day!
CARAMEL CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD BARS
Adapted the recipe from food network.
- 4tbsp Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
- 1 1/2 stick or 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/8 tsp Salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the rack in the center of the oven to avoid burning the shortbread.
Line the baking dish with parchment paper or grease with butter.
Cream the butter with Sugar, add the vanilla extract and mix well, add the salt and flour and mix using a hand or electric mixer for few minutes until everything is well mixed and forms a soft dough.
Press the dough onto the baking dish to about 1/4 inch thickness and bake for about 15-20 minutes depending on your oven, till its slightly brown on the edges. Remove and cool.
- 1 can(13.9 OZ) can Nestle or another Dulce de Leche(Sweetened Condensed Milk)
Transfer the caramel to a microwave bowl and warm for about 2-3 minutes and spread evenly over the shortbread and leave it to set for about 20 minutes.
- 1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate chips or any good quality chocolate - chopped
- 1 tsp unsalted Butter
Melt the chocolate along with butter in a bowl, placed over a simmering pan of hot water, and let the chocolate melt. Once melted pour over the caramel layer and leave it to set for 10-15 minutes.
Cut with the sharp knife into equal squares, store in an air-tight container & refrigerate and definitely Enjoy!
Sending this recipe to Bake-Off event.