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:)
6 oz plain flour
3 oz margarine or butter
2 oz caster sugar
4 oz margarine or butter
2 desert spoons of golden syrup
3 oz caster sugar
1/2 can of condensed milk
2 bars of good quality milk chocolate
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!!