Caramel Pots with Minted Shortbread Sticks

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Two months just slipped away, it’s time again for KBB ‘s challenge, the challenge this time is hosted by two selves proclaimed “sweet” ladies (ha… no.. they are seriously really sweet), Dita and Lina. Comfort dessert (although,  I think dessert by any name is comforting ;) ) simple to make but with superb flavors (two of my favorites, mint & caramel), great texture pairing and not to mention delicious of course.

Beware that the caramel pots are addictive, that’s why I make half batch of the shortbread and a full batch of the caramel…. yumm…yumm  :)

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Caramel Pots with Minted Shortbread Sticks

Source: Chef Fred Wiesehutter, Heritage Christchurch, posted at Foodtown Magazine.

Minted Shortbread Sticks

100g icing sugar

200g flour

100g cornflour

250g unsalted butter, softened

1 vanilla pod, seeds removed and reserved

1 sprig mint, chopped

 

Preheat the oven to 150C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.


Combine the icing sugar, flours, butter, vanilla seeds and mint in a bowl and mix well. Roll out to about 1cm thick. Cut into 2 x 8cm fingers. Place on the prepared tray and bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool and store in an airtight container until required. Makes about 30.

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Caramel Pots

125g caster sugar

2 Tbs water

125ml milk

250ml cream

3 egg yolks


Whisk the sugar into the water in a saucepan. Heat carefully and cook to a golden caramel. Combine milk and cream in a separate saucepan and warm-do not boil. Whisk the milk into the caramel. Cool slightly.


Beat the egg yolks, until creamy. Gradually pour the hot caramel onto the egg yolks, mixing well.


Pour into four ramekins. Bake in a water bath at 160C for 30 minutes or until set. Remove the ramekin, cool then chill. Serves

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  1. Ihhh…sendoknya cute banget deh, fotonya juga cantik.

  2. This is soooo beautiful! The pictures are dainty and ladylike… aww!

    • Y
    • March 30th, 2009

    Looks extremely good! I like the idea of mint in the shortbread.

  3. Another winning combination. Great job!

    • idanblogi1
    • March 31st, 2009

    This looks good! Makes me hungry like a wolf

  4. Mint and shortbread! Very interesting. It seems so unusual, but I have a feeling it tastes good.

  5. wow…these look so exquisite! love the little dainty shapes!

  6. The caramel sounds lovely. I can see why you made a higher caramel to biscuit ratio!

  7. sendoknya, naksir banget!!!

  8. zit… boleh jg tu idenya pake panci keramik kecil2. tiap lihat2 di toko pengen beli tp gak tahu mau dipakai utk apa gitu.

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