Coffee Caramel Squares

June 26, 2020
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Photo by Retrobakes
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Makes 16
Author Notes

A coffee shortbread base topped with coffee caramel and dark chocolate. A darker, richer version of Millionaire's Shortbread. —RetroBakes

What You'll Need
  • Base
  • 6 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 ounce soft brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee essence (or 2tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water)
  • Topping
  • 2 ounces light brown sugar
  • 14 ounces condensed milk
  • 3 ounces butter
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee or coffee essence
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 0.5 ounces butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the sugar and the coffee essence and knead to a smooth dough.
  4. Press the dough in a even layer into a lined tin (8″ square), prick with a fork and bake at 350F/180C for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool.
  5. Place all the caramel ingredients in a heavy based pan. Heat gently until the butter and sugar have melted. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until it thickens. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then pour over the base and leave it to firm up for a while.
  6. Melt the chocolate and butter, either in a bowl over a pan of simmering water or in short bursts in the microwave. Spread over the base and leave to set.
  7. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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