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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Sticky Pecan Squares

Finally it's the weekend! Two whole days to fill with whatever you like - and in my case, baking! I've been waiting all week long to try this recipe, which I got from http://www.monkeydish.com/
Me and my husband both love nuts, especially pecans and macadamias, and this recipe makes the absolute best of them!


6 oz. unsalted butter, cut up
2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
1⁄2 tsp. salt

8 oz. pecan halves (2 cups)
4 oz. unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1⁄3 cup golden syrup / dark corn syrup
2 tbsp. heavy cream


1. For crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit / 175 degrees celcius. In food processor, combine all ingredients. Process until mixture just holds together.

2. Crumble mixture into 13in by 9in. baking pan; press evenly into bottom of pan. Bake about 20 min., until golden.

3. Meanwhile prepare topping: Coarsely chop pecans. In heavy saucepan, melt butter; stir in brown sugar, syrup, and cream. Simmer mixture 1 minute; stir in chopped pecans and remaining pecan halves.

4. Pour pecan mixture over hot crust and spread evenly. Bake 20 minutes longer. Cool and cut into squares.


Baking Monster said...

Hello Catherine!
Thank you so much for your kind words! These bars look fantastic and pecans are one of my favorite kinds of nuts to bake with too. For just starting your blog looks great, you already have so many yummy looking recipes! keep up the good work. :)

~Nikki~ said...

Thank you for your nice comments! By the way, your blog is soooo cute. Hopefully we can keep commenting each other from now on. I'm now your follower and I hope you'll be mine too. Thanks again!

P.s. these pecan squares look delicious!

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