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Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« on: January 12, 2010, 03:07:15 am »
Name: Peanut Caramel Squares

Ingredients:
Base:
125g butter
125g sugar
1 egg yolk
160g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cornflour (or custard powder as in the original recipe)
pinch salt

Topping:
125g roasted unsalted peanuts
80g brown sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
90g butter

Method:

Preheat oven to moderate (about 180o) and grease a slice tray (18 x 28cm).

Place peanuts into bowl and chop roughly by pressing turbo button once (need to be chunky - not crumbs). Set aside.

Place butter and sugar into bowl and cream together on speed 4 for 30 seconds.  

Add the egg yolk and mix for another 30 seconds on speed 4. Scrape down the bowl if you need to.

Add flour, baking powder, cornflour and salt and mix for another 30 seconds on speed 4 - or until it becomes a firm dough.

Press into the base of the greased tray and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

While the base is cooking make the topping.  Place brown sugar, golden syrup and butter into the bowl (unwashed but well scraped out) and heat for 5 minutes at 70o, speed 2.  Add chopped nuts and mix in for 10 seconds on reverse speed 2.

Spread the topping carefully over the hot base using the spatula and small amounts of topping at a time.  Don't be tempted to tip it all out on the base and then try to spread it as the base is quite puffy.  It may not seem like there is enough topping but it will work if spread quite thinly and evenly.

Cook for a further 5 minutes in moderate oven.

Cool in tray and then cut into squares.  Enjoy  :).

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cookie - this is delicious. It's from The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits and is a WW book. This book is pretty old but has lovely biscuits in. It could have been reproduced in a newer book as well, I don't know.
Thanks for converting it. I used the TMX and then realised that I hadn't written anything down.
I actually threw all the base ingredients in and gave it about 10 seconds on speed 5 to mix it together. Not sure if it would be any different but I've been doing that with all my biscuits.

katesjoy - definitely one for a sweet tooth.  Absolutely yum.  Guess l have a sweet tooth.

isi -  I can only say that they are Wonderful! Also put sesame seeds and was very good. The kids wanted to take some to school ....

« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 04:06:45 am by judydawn »

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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 07:53:01 am »
Thanks Chelsea - especially for the tips.  Just drop little bits of the topping over all the base and then spread it?
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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 09:10:26 am »
Chelsea this is delicious. I made a very similar one (if not the same) yesterday. I can highly recommend it. :D
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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 10:27:37 am »
Yes it is delicious Cookie.  It came out of my Mum's cooking scrapbook but would have been a Woman's Weekly or CWA recipe originally I think.  Do you know the book that it came from so that I can acknowledge it?  :)

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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 10:29:24 am »
Thanks Chelsea - especially for the tips.  Just drop little bits of the topping over all the base and then spread it?

It is kind of a gentle smearing process as it gets stuck on the spatula/spoon, but not difficult to do.  ;D.

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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010, 11:35:29 am »
Yummy! I have not made anything in the TM for about a week, so this will get me back in the swing  ;)
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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 11:39:19 am »
Grease the spoon/spatula first will help. Ta
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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 12:17:12 pm »
It's from The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits and is a WW book. This book is pretty old but has lovely biscuits in. It could have been reproduced in a newer book as well, I don't know.
Thanks for converting it. I used the TMX and then realised that I hadn't written anything down.

I actually threw all the base ingredients in and gave it about 10 seconds on speed 5 to mix it together. Not sure if it would be any different but I've been doing that with all my biscuits.
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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 10:07:27 pm »
I love Peanuts and this recipe will not escape me!
I have only one doubt:
What is Golden Syrup
Never heard of here in Portugal.
Can I change for something.
Thank already

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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2010, 12:50:20 am »
Hi Isi,  I know that golden syrup is available in Britian.  Think the brand over there is Lyall.  Is there a shop near you that would cater for British expats as I know a lot of Brits live in Portugal?  Hope you can find it as here in Australia we also use it to make great biscuits call Anzac Biscuits.

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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2010, 02:08:09 am »
Isi, do you have treacle?  You could even use honey. Molasses could also be substituted but may give too strong a flavour.
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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2010, 07:06:48 am »
Poor Isi - more links for golden syrup http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_syrup  and http://www.csrsugar.com.au/ViewProduct.aspx?id=9

looks like you'll have to find MM and get him to bring some back from holidays in the UK
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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2010, 12:06:16 pm »
Thanks for all your tips!
I am going to surch for it now - Wish me look :D
See you later
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Re: Peanut Caramel Squares/Slice
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2010, 05:29:34 pm »
After my Treacle / Golden Syrup / Melasso Odyssey I will have to replace the syrup by Honey
I will tell about the outcome :D!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2010, 04:24:41 am »
Will look forward to it.
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