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August Bake It! Recipe – Toffee Pecan Ring

August 3, 2010

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who joined in with the July Bake It! recipe. The lemon squares all looked delicious and I hope you enjoyed the recipe. I hated to pick just one person for the prize, but my OH chose a number at random and that was Katie. Congrats! Drop me a line with your address and I’ll post the goodies out to you πŸ™‚

This month I had real trouble deciding on the recipe. I’m not sure why I struggled as I’m always posting recipes on the blog, but anyway, here it is – Toffee Pecan Ring.

I love anything nutty, chocolately and sticky so this was a very selfish choice! It is also a recipe that you can adapt really easily by adding different fillings.

Ingredients

75 g butter, diced
450 g self raising flour
50 g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
150 ml milk

25 g butter, melted
75 g pecans
2 tbsps light soft brown sugar
50 g dark chocolate chips
1 packet chocolate coated toffees (eg Rolos, or supermarket own brand for those who don’t buy Nestle), cut into quarters
1 tbsp milk to glaze
25 g dark chocolate, melted

1. Preheat the oven to 180Β°C. Grease and line the bottom of a 10 inch round baking tin.

2. Rub together the butter and flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs, or blitz in a food processor if you are lazy like me!

3. Mix in the sugar then add the eggs and milk. It is a good idea to add the milk a little at a time as you may not need the full amount. Mix until it forms a soft dough.

4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to make a square of approx 35cm.

5. Coarsely chop the pecans and mix in the soft brown sugar.

6. Brush the dough with the melted butter then sprinkle over the pecan and sugar mix, chocolate chips and chocolate toffees, leaving a 2.5cm border at the top and bottom.

7. Starting at the edge nearest to you, roll up the dough tightly like a swiss roll, then cut it into 2.5cm slices. You should get about 12-14 slices.

8. Lay the slices around the edge of your baking tin at a slight tilt so they overlap a little.

9. Brush the top with a little milk and bake for about 20-25 minutes, until they are golden and cooked through.

10. Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes in the tin and then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Drizzle the top with melted chocolate.

I think they are really yummy served warm with a cuppa, and are best eaten on the day you bake them.

If you don’t fancy that filling, why not try sprinkling the dough with 100g chocolate chips and 150g dried apricots, or a brown sugar and cinnamon mixture instead?

Don’t forget to add your pictures to the Flickr group, grab yourself a blog badge (the code is over on the sidebar) and blog about your yummy creations. I’ll put a Linky up on the 25th August for you to share your blog posts.

There is a fantastic prize this month thanks to the wonderful Colleen at Time to Splash who is sponsoring us this month. Colleen runs a brilliant business offering Social Media Services and eBay sales.Β One lucky baker will be receiving a beautiful glass cake stand from Dee Puddy. Thanks Colleen! I will pick a winner at 8pm on 31st August.

Happy Baking everyone!

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36 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2010 9:48 pm

    Ooo.. Looks like a challenge for the newbie cook like me! Cant wait to have a go at making it in the next couple of weeks! πŸ™‚

    • amylane permalink*
      August 3, 2010 9:58 pm

      Don’t worry, it’s actually quite simple to make. Give me a shout if you need anything, x

  2. August 3, 2010 9:58 pm

    I need to find an excuse to make this. It looks gorgeous. Might have to invite friends round for coffee…

    • amylane permalink*
      August 3, 2010 10:08 pm

      Lol, sounds like a good excuse to me! πŸ™‚

  3. August 3, 2010 10:30 pm

    Oh yummy! I would love to have a go πŸ™‚

    • amylane permalink*
      August 3, 2010 10:45 pm

      Yay! Welcome to the Bake It! Club πŸ™‚

  4. August 4, 2010 4:41 am

    Wow – what a great idea… I make something similar, but I bake them altogether instead of in a ring. I can’t wait to try it!!

    • amylane permalink*
      August 4, 2010 2:05 pm

      Hope you enjoy the recipe πŸ™‚

  5. August 4, 2010 7:25 am

    Looks yummy! I’m looking forward to baking this. Thanks for setting this up Amy, it’s a lot of fun πŸ˜€

    • amylane permalink*
      August 4, 2010 2:04 pm

      I’m so glad you are enjoying it! Was worried whether anyone would join in! x

  6. August 4, 2010 1:45 pm

    This looks sooooooo scrummy, can’t wait to give it a whirl but I may add some cinnamon πŸ™‚

    • amylane permalink*
      August 4, 2010 2:03 pm

      Mmmm…. we love cinnamon in our house πŸ™‚

  7. August 4, 2010 3:03 pm

    Cannot wait looks yummy!! I’ve never tried anything like this before! πŸ™‚

    • amylane permalink*
      August 4, 2010 3:08 pm

      Hope you enjoy the recipe, x

  8. August 4, 2010 7:38 pm

    Looks and sounds delicious! And I shall put my weight gain entirely at your door!

    • amylane permalink*
      August 4, 2010 8:13 pm

      Uh oh *runs away to hide*!! πŸ™‚

  9. August 5, 2010 11:54 pm

    My mouth is watering….I love pecan nuts ….and toffee! Lovely. May have to have a try at making it. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • amylane permalink*
      August 6, 2010 7:43 am

      Oh, good, I’m glad you like the look of the recipe πŸ™‚

  10. August 9, 2010 10:43 am

    This looks delicious! Can’t join in this month as we’re going on holiday, but I’ll definitely be taking part in September – great excuse to do some baking! Helen

    • amylane permalink*
      August 9, 2010 11:21 am

      Great! I must get my thinking cap on for next month’s recipe πŸ™‚

  11. August 12, 2010 3:50 pm

    Only just found out about this and already feel very excited. I used to take part in the Sweet&Simple Bakes challenges and have really missed it now that’s stopped.

    This looks brilliant though – looking forward to throwing myself into it with wild abandon.

    I have until the end of the month right?!

    • amylane permalink*
      August 12, 2010 3:54 pm

      Great, so glad you are going to join in. You will have until the 31st Aug to put a link up. I’ll post the linky on the 25th Aug, x

  12. August 14, 2010 5:14 pm

    Omg that looks deeeeelicious nom nom nom! I think i may have to make thstvwill so I can eat it πŸ™‚

  13. August 16, 2010 9:28 pm

    Amy – I’m going to be away in France when you put your linky up… can I email you the link or is that really cheeky? I’m going to publish my entry on Friday.

    • amylane permalink*
      August 16, 2010 9:58 pm

      Yes, no probs hun. Email it to me and I’ll add it to the linky for you, x

  14. August 22, 2010 1:49 pm

    I have all the ingredients in the kitchen but going out, damn damn damn! Looks and sounds delicious and full of my favourite things!!

    • amylane permalink*
      August 22, 2010 1:51 pm

      You’ve got until the end of the month to join in πŸ˜‰

  15. August 23, 2010 7:50 pm

    Just read about this over at Nic’Notebook! I have printed off the recipe and plan to have a go this week. Yey! x

    • amylane permalink*
      August 23, 2010 8:05 pm

      Yay! Welcome to the club! πŸ™‚

  16. Beth permalink
    August 27, 2010 9:16 am

    just seen. off to bake this tonight!!! Graham v looking forward to it.

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