Thursday, 7 June 2012

Recipe: Toffee crumble...



Today I'm posting an old favourite recipe of mine which always goes down a treat here with my gang.The reason being Conor has just started leaving cert exams and whilst I cannot do much for him as regards study or answering questions, I aim to keep him happy and well fed, Cups of tea and favourite cakes or biscuits will be the order of the day for a while! My mother is on the prayer duty so if prayers alone could get him what he is aiming for he should be well on his way!!


Now I called this toffee crumble based on an old recipe written out by a school pal many years ago *too many if the truth be known* see above photo  handed to me by my mother on her last visit with us:)  I have come across many similar versions in various recipe books and also online. Rachel Allen has a Millionaire's shortbread recipe in her Home Cooking book which is very similar to this. I have also made a caramel shortcake for the blog last year. Here is the version I followed today from the above piece of paper:)

Ingredients...

Crumble base:

6 oz plain flour
3 oz margarine or butter
2 oz caster sugar

Toffee Filling:

4 oz margarine or butter
2  desert spoons of golden syrup
3 oz caster sugar
1/2 can of condensed milk

Topping:

 2 bars of good quality milk chocolate


Directions:

Crumb flour, butter and sugar in a bowl and rub together until it forms a fine mixture like breadcrumbs. Press into a well greased baking tray and bake in a 180c oven for 15 to 20 mins until golden brown

Start making the toffee by mixing the sugar, butter and golden syrup in a pot. Add half a can of condensed milk. Bring to the boil slowly stirring all the time.When toffee looking in colour remove and spread over the crumble base, leave this to cool completely.

Melt  the chocolate in a bowl and spread evenly over the cooled mixture in the tray, refrigerate for about 2 hrs until set and hardened. Cut into squares to serve.




Hope you all enjoy this recipe:)

Good luck to all doing exams at the moment ... not an easy time for students or parents!!

Anne xx

29 comments:

  1. Yum yum Anne! I love Caramel Squares. They look gorgeous. Good luck to Conor...it'll all be over soon Avril x

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    1. Thanks Avril...two weeks to go of it!!

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  2. Ooooooooh - this I would love, I´m sure of it! :-) Yum!

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  3. These look SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing! YUMMM!

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    1. They are a bit tempting alright!!

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  4. mmmm,looks lovely Anne will have to try later xx

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  5. One of my favourites although they are about a million calories a biscuit

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    1. we will ignore that fact:)

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  6. I could so do with some of these right now with my Earl Grey. Sometimes, you just have one of those days and one of those toffee crumbles would make it soooo much better! I just know it would!

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    1. Would be nice with Earl Grey I'm sure!

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  7. Omg that looks amazing! YUM!! I want to try it out someday :)

    http://petitemini.blogspot.se/

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  8. Best of luck to your son in his exams Anne.

    Mine is doing J.Cert and like your Mum mine is praying away too
    hopefully all those prayers will pull it off!

    Hope your man is not too stressed
    tea and bickies are good!


    x Fiona

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    1. Thanks Fiona! Hope himself does well also. Conor dosen't seem too stressed at the minute but it is only starting!We will see next week:)

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  9. Oh my gosh, why oh why did I have to drop by today? I can't have that stuff in the house. Most things I can resist but that? No way! I feel that it is my duty, and mine alone, to consume the entire batch whenever it is made - and I now feel obliged to try your recipe now! Good luck to your son - I am sure that this wonderful brain food will help no end!

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  10. Thanks for dropping by Beth! Not sure this is the right brain food to be feeding him!:)

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  11. Looks super yummy! I'll have to try this one. So much for the diet!

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  12. You seriously post the best stuff. Yummmyyyyy

    Xo, adropofbliss.blogspot.com

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  13. Yummm this looks so delicious!

    -Lauren
    www.coffeeandcolor.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you...it is a bit moreish alright!!

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  14. Millionaires Shortbread is one of my all time favourites (my Mother-in-Law makes it for me) This is a similar but more straightforward version which I should try (I'm a big fan of your recipes - the savoury scones and lasagne muffins are now family favourites!) Have a good weekend - I hope you don't have this incessant rain.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. PS Good luck to your son - comfort food definitely helps!

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  16. Thanks! Hope you enjoy your weekend too! No Rain:)

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  17. Thanks, these look so delicious! :o
    x

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