Friday, October 5, 2012

white chocolate and salted caramel crumble bars


Gooey CARAMEL, creamy white chocolate, and a perfect short bread base . . . make up this yummy crumble bar.  

Add a scoop (or two) of a cinnamon, or pumpkin, ice cream . . . and you have a DREAMY dessert!

  
Caramel can make an ordinary dessert, simply delicious! 

And the best part . . . it's so easy to make! I smile when friends are impressed that I make my own caramel sauce. It's only 4 ingredients, and probably the easiest topping you can prepare from scratch. 

So when I decided to add CARAMEL to this crumble bar, along with WHITE Swiss chocolate . . . I knew it would be a new favorite dessert.  I promise you'll fall in love with it too!


Here's what you'll need . . . 

INGREDIENTS for shortbread crust
2 sticks butter, softened, plus more for the pan 
 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour  
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  1/2 cup light brown sugar  
1 cup rolled oats  
  1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt  
1 egg, beaten 
2 - 100 gr Lindt Swiss Classic bars, chopped




SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup heavy cream, room temperature
3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon gray sea salt, crushed or kosher salt
2 tablespoon all purpose flour

Salted Caramel Sauce PREPARATION
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Heat saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil, without stirring. If necessary, use a wet pastry brush to wash down any crystals on the side of the pan. Boil until the syrup is a medium amber color, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Remove the sugar from the heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble. Stir in the unsalted butter, and salt. Add flour and stir until smooth.



PREPARATION

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish.
Add the flour, both sugars, oats and salt to a bowl in your stand mixer. Add in the butter and egg and beat at low speed. Stop the machine and scrape the bowl down a couple of times. Keep processing until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Keep 2 cups crumb mixture aside.
Press the remaining crumb mixture on the bottom the prepared pan. 
Par-bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Once removed, scatter chopped white chocolate atop the hot crumb bottom.
Evenly spread melted white chocolate, set aside.
Prepare Salted Caramel Sauce.
Once sauce is prepared, slowly pour over the white chocolate and evenly spread.
Crumble the rest of the oat mixture over the caramel sauce
Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.



Enjoy!



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1 comment:

  1. Lovely work, Suzanne! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is collecting snacks and treats? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. There are already quite a lot of links for you to check out. Cheers

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