Friday, April 9, 2010

Toffee Bar

  Oh the fun I had today.  It's been a while since I baked or made anything sweet.  This morning I knew it was time.  Couldn't make up my mind if it will be chocolate cake my usual or something different/ new.  The sensible side kept saying with gravity, chocolate cake.  I whip it up quite often and both my husband and I love it.  Not too sugary, very rich with chocolate, soft and crumbly I knew it was my best bet.   However, this irksome other side of mine which wins over the better of me with its usual emphatic clamour and relentless pushing persuaded me to bake TOFFEE.  This recipe is from J who assumes I am good at cooking and mostly avoids details when she shares her recipe with me.  She will jot down the recipe on a smart checkered top recipe card and in a matter of fact way put down the ingredients and say bake it.  It's great!  She is always right and I do know her ways cos we have baked together.  But not on a groggy morning when my mind is counting the dogwood flowers that are in bloom.
                            
  I still wanted to bake and it's not easy to explain to you why I am like what I was this morning.  I got the mix together and dumbed all the dough in a baking pan and roughly spread them out.  Now Toffee's are easy peezy.  To my utter chagrin when I popped the oven half way through baking I thought meringue pie was baking.  Yeah! My short bread dough looked bumpy.  (Meringue is an exaggeration so don't worry)  I scratched my head like 'Supandi' and waited for the bulb to light.  No luck.  I am running out of time.  I pulled out the dough half way through baking and patiently patted down the dough.  Evened out.  Phew! Only if I did that first time around.  Disclaimer: Never try patting down dough half way through cooking chances are you might burn yourself with the edge of the pan.
  Long story short I was reminded again do baking when you have the time and you are thinking clearly not in a hurry.  Or you should have a friend like J or M or Namitha who will listen patiently and help you think clearly when you call them.  Even though they are themselves juggling 101 things in the morning.  Did I tell you about the taste.  Butter scotchy.  My favorite flavor.  Yes!   When I envision butter and caramalized sugar or brown sugar blending together.. hmmm ecstasy! 

Ingredients:
Butter/Oleo - 1 Cup
Brown Sugar - 1 Cup
Egg yolk - 1
Vanilla - 1 tspn
Flour - 2 Cup
Salt - 1/4 tspn
Method:
1. Cream butter/oleo
2. Add all the other ingredients and mix one at a time to make a dough
3. Spread the dough evenly in a baking tray (9 inch square pan)
4. Bake at 350 F for 20 min
5. Spread chocolate chip on top once short bread is baked and keep it in the oven again to melt it.  At this time oven can be off because chocolate will melt with the warmth it already has

Contributor: Sunitha

65 comments:

  1. Oh i completely understand the sudden burst of baking pleasures...been there done that:)
    This sounds so easy...next time im in one of my baking moods...il give this a go

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  2. Love the bars that taste butter-scotchy! I wouldn't mind having one of those anytime of the day.

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  3. splendid..so easy to make and the chocolaty top is so tempting...really have to try this...

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  4. butter scotch flavoured bar looks delicious! cant wait to try this!

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  5. So tempting, luv this absolutely!

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  6. wooow,,butter scotch bar sounds great name itself sounds rich n toffee...sure the bar tastes good..

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  7. Bars arelooking so delicious. Will try this recipe soon.

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  8. wow lovely utterly butterly scotchy ... yummilicious..

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  9. For sure great compensate to Chocolate cake. Looks yum

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  10. They look so chocolatey and yummy!

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  11. Sunitha and Namitha,

    Butter scotch, toffee looks really good.

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  12. you know what i think...u should bake more when u r in a hurry...if the end product looks so delicious even when u r in a hurry:))

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  13. Oh Dear! this reminds me of a vanina waffer which I LOVE! awesome presentation and a wonderful pics. Love this recipe!

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  14. I like that it's simple and easy to make. Looks delicious. Would be great for afternoon tea with my friends. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  15. Great recipe!! They look absolutely yummy. Love the pics too..

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  16. Toffee bars looks scrumptious and absolutely delicious..

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  17. You have absolutely gorgeous toffee bars here...jus the kinda ecstasy we need at the party below and u sure are invited ...

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    and all u need to do is hop at the link below and leave her a birthday message and link any or all of ur deliciousness u wanna bring to the party.....looking foward to u ....at the party and CHaya ...is going to love having u over .......
    ANd if possible please send this message atleast to 5 of ur bloggin buddys , we so wanna make her day dont we....

    come to the party ....ur presence n love will make the difference.....

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  18. You have absolutely gorgeous toffee bars here...jus the kinda ecstasy we need at the party below and u sure are invited ...
    and stunning pics too...i love flowers so so muc....

    Hullo Happy Sunshine pal, its GOrgeously spring ,blue skies and summer hues, we are so happy and with this happiness lets JOin the Party ,for dear CHaya 's BIRTHDAY.[10th april]..yeah its a suprise party for her....and she's ur pal too....
    and all u need to do is hop at the link below and leave her a birthday message and link any or all of ur deliciousness u wanna bring to the party.....looking foward to u ....at the party and CHaya ...is going to love having u over .......
    ANd if possible please send this message atleast to 5 of ur bloggin buddys , we so wanna make her day dont we....

    come to the party ....ur presence n love will make the difference.....

    to bring the joy of the gorgeously stunning Springtime right here http://brightmorningstarsfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/04/hugs-n-love-suprise-party-for-u-dear.html

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  19. WOW!!! such lovely pictures.. toffee bars look just awesome.

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  20. Toffee bars look yummy.Nice click too.

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  21. Oh goodness how wonderful these bars look! YUMMY!
    Have a great weekend!

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  22. These look so good.. I can imagine my teeth sinking into them. Nice clicks, too!

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  23. These bars are delicious and the photos really do them justice!

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  24. Seriously you've made me crave for it. Simply yummy bars. Looks so inviting and delicious.

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  25. Wow, Suni! The bars are groovy and great! I'd have a bite!

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  26. never baked toffee. these are real beauties and the way you described the tatse its gonna be next in my kitchen

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  27. Toffee bar looks yummy and such a beautiful pic sunita..just loved it

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  29. Looks so delicious and love its topping, nice pic too...

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  30. Sweet treats, good for my afternoon tea!

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  31. i love toffee! what a perfect dessert!

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  32. perfect and delicious...mouth watering pic

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  33. Baking definitely requires a lot of attention but it looks like you hit this one out of the park anyway. Looks delicious!

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  34. I hope you didn't burn yourself patting those cookies down. They turned out beautifully and I'm sure they were gone before you knew it. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  35. You've been brilliant with these toffees. Loved the way they've come out and been presented!

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  36. Wow!cute little chocolate toffee bars are easy to make and very tempting!

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  37. Baking is one of my favorite things to do! These bars look delicious!

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  38. wow lovely toffe bar...so tempting n nice...looks yummy

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  39. wow ..such lovely presentation with such delicious bar..v tempting....

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  40. wow, such yummylicious choco toffee bars..too good..great clicks as always..

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  41. what an elegant presentation looks fantastic

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  42. Toffee bars looks great.nice click.

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  43. lovely recipe... very delicious:)

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  44. Awesome bars..my daughter will love it!

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  45. There are some awards waiting for u in my blog.Pls collect them.

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  46. Nice recipe! Bars looks divine!

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  47. Yum - I don't think I could eat just one.

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  48. wow sunitha....the recipe looks so amazingly simple n' the pics looks brilliant...even me who can't bake anything is wanting to make these...:)

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  49. They looks absolutely perfect Sunitha.. I am so much a dud when it comes to baking.. Cant do even a simple vanilla cake.. It is time I take inspiration from you guys and start baking something..
    btw, lovely clicks as always!

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  50. Lovely treat.....Toffee bars looks great.

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  51. Looks so tempting!! Sure to try this

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  52. Yummy ,looking at this even i am tempted to bake.

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  53. Delicious looking toffee bar! I always love shortbread bars like this, good that decided to bake this to give us a treat! On other hand, I would love to look at your chocolate too! Hope to see that soon coming!

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  54. The choco chip melted beautifully! Very different toffee bar!

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  55. Yum! Baking is the best and you did it perfectly!

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  56. MMMMMM,...your toffee bars look delightful, my friend!

    Yum Yum Yum,..beautiful shots too!

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