Monday, March 8, 2010

Dedication with Love

Opening a blog to the sight of a delectable dish, with pleasurable and inspiring photograph, is definitely one of the pleasant blogging experience. With it, comes the passion for cooking and the reason for indulging in food photography.

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!

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.

Caramel Layer

  • 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.

Chocolate Layer

  • 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.


  1. That looks toothsome' perfect to nibble with friends and family...picture looks inviting to me:)

  2. This would just melt in the mouth, Kalai..The pics are lovely and tempting too. Happy women's day to you too !
    What you've said about blogging is so true.I learned a lot from you all !!

  3. Looks simply superb Kalai. Happy womens' day to you too !!!

  4. shortbread bars looks really very tempting and so yum...happy woman's day to you too ...

  5. fantastic kalai.....this one is truely mouthwatering....

  6. Great preparation of Kalai..The pics looks so inviting... Nice Post


  7. Kalai,

    Shortbread bars looks really awesome

  8. Wow i'm book marking this one ,it even don't need egg thats great.

  9. Truly delicious and looks absolutely divine..awesome clicks...

  10. I agree with you Kalai, we learn so much from each other:)These bars are a treat...I love them! Happy Women's day to you too!

  11. Hi Kalai, First time here. Chocolates looks tasty !! What a click !!! Drop @ sometime when u find time.

  12. Hmm that's interessting but frankly i have a hard time visualizing it... wonder what others have to say..

  13. that is one chocolate sweet, i wouldn't say no..treat for me!! great job done

  14. Beautiful pics!!! it is really really really tempting..

  15. Hi Kalai,
    you are so good at baking.. i found the veg panckakes more like pizza.. delicious!

  16. Wow these are melt in mouth shortbreads! Love the clicks, perfect color and sharpness!

  17. Those bars look soooo tempting!

  18. Got your entry. Thanks and look for the roundup for this week tomorrow.

  19. kalai, Thanks for your lovely comment in my blog.
    These chocolate bars look divine.

  20. Welcome to A2Z.. hope you have wonderful visits...these looks lovely..cant wait to try it..

  21. u hv a nice collection n these bars luks perfect.

  22. Chocolate traet looks yummy and delicious.

  23. Oh such an awesome click. Love it. chocolate bars looks absolutely delicious and yummy!!!!