Monday 5 September 2011

Chocolate Caramel Bars

Two weeks back we had friends for dinner, she is from Vietnam and he is from Belgium and they have been married for a while and have a teenage daughter.
When ever we ask them I make India food as both of them live Indian food and this time when we invited them I decided I will do a thali dinner, which to our delight they loved it, especially when I brought the tali plate filled with various kind of dishes and she really love papadoms.
My thali evening :-)

So when they came home they gave me a gift packet and to my delight it was a baking book, I was really pleased about getting a baking book as a gift.
And two days later I made these super delicious Caramel Bars and took a whole bunch to our friends place as she loves sweets .
I must say if you make this, share with your friends it is a rich bar.
We loved it but then in small portions :-)

                                                           Dough is pressed to the tin 

Melting everything for the filling

                                                                  Keep on stirring
                                                          Pour over the baked crust

                                     Pouring the chocolate over the hardened (soft but firm) caramel

                                                          Chocolate layer is spread.

120 gm butter, plus extra for the pan.
175 gm flour
60 gm sugar
For the fillling
175 gm butter
120 gm sugar
3 tsp golden syrup or if you don't have this you can use honey
400 ml sweet condensed milk
200 gm pure chocolate

Prepare the tin ( 23 x 23 cm) I rubbed with a bit of butter and then used baking paper and overflowed the paper a bit so that it will be easier to take it out from the tin. I didn't had the above measurment pan so I used my tin which I use for making brwonies.

Preheat the oven to 180° c
Mix the butter, flou and sugar in a food processor till it gets to a ball.
Take this ball mixure and spread into the pan. Bake this for 20 to 25 minutes, till the top is golden brown.
In the mean time make the filling.
Heat a pan in a low fire add the butter, sugar , syrup and the condensed milk and heat it till teh sugar is dissilved.
Then highter the heat and bring the whol mixture to boil, loved the heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, till it is thick.
Pour this mixture to the baked dough ( the baked dough should be cold)  and let it get hard by keeping it in the fridge. This will take 2 hours or more.
For the chocolate layer, melt  chocolate in a MW and pour over the hardened layer of caramel and leave thie chocolate to get hard in the fridge.
When you want to slice into bars, just lift everything using the baking paper and slice them according to the size you like.


jayasree said...

Sounds sooo delicious. Gorgeous pic

Poornima Nair said...

This looks yummm! First thing I see in he morning and my sugar cravings begin:)

Gloria Baker said...

What nice and yummy bars dear Happy cook! gloriax

Deepthi Shankar said...

Delicious .. Loved the Thali pic as well

Priya dharshini said...

Luv the bars anytime...Truly yum combo

Sharmila said...

The layers look perfect ... one smooth and one grainy! Am looking at those thalis too. :-)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I made this once - it's soooooooooooooo decandent that I did notdo it again :-)

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, seriously am craving for some caramel bars, looks marvellous and quite addictive..

Raks said...

Wow,sounds so awesome! I love caramel very much,with chocolate,its double treat!

Angie's Recipes said...

Rich and yummy! Can't go wrong with chocolate and caramel!

Unknown said...

Wow delicious looking bars!!

indosungod said...

That thali dinner looks fantastic. I am curious. What were the individual dishes?

This bar is very tempting that too this early in the morning.

Cakelaw said...

Finla, you cannot tease me with such delights! If only I was closer to Belgium ...

archana said...

Thali dinner is such a nice idea to treat guests, i am planning to get the proper ware when i go home next time. Nice pictures as always !

Finla said...

Indosungod they were Meat kofta, butter masala,sambar, papadom , curd, beans poriyal,dal,mixed vegetable kurma etc...

Apple Pie Recipe said...

Decadent recipe. Love baking, especially desserts that are sure to please. The bars look delicious. Thanks for the attention to detail in the recipe. - Tom

Laavanya said...

That thali looks fabulous.. your friends must've been bowled over for sure.

As for those bars - simply divine... chocolate & caramel together - perfect!

Unknown said...

the layering looks soo good!...pass me a few!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Deliciously inviting carame bars. Lovely preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

sra said...

I love the waves in the chocolate, last photo. i'm thinking it's a good omen that i saw caramel - it means the caramel custard i'm fancying now will be good if i make it soon. too many eggs in the fridge.

Cham said...

Ur guest should be delighted. U really managed to cook so many items,great!

ST said...

Thali looks marvelous :)
Chocolate Caramel bars looks scrumptious:)

Dori said...

Your thali looks absolutely amazingly perfect! And what a perfect end with the chocolate caramel bars! Lucky guests!