About this recipe:A friend shared this recipe with me many years ago. It's been a favourite in our family ever since, and now my kids make it themselves when bored...It's super fast, super easy and can be made into several interesting versions. For example, you may want to add nuts, desiccated coconut or chocolate chips.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 packet vanilla sugar
75g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
60g chopped nuts, dates, chocolate or desiccated coconut (optional)
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Butter a square or round 20cm glass or metal baking dish. Dust with flour and set aside.
Melt the butter over a medium-low heat. Add the brown sugar and keep mixing with a wooden spoon, until it looks like the butter and sugar are fully melted and mixed. The mixture should look like liquid caramel (not separated).
Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little. When mixture is still warm, but not hot, add the egg and vanilla, mix with a spoon.
Sift the flour and baking powder through a fine sieve straight into the caramel mixture. Mix with spoon.
Add the salt along with nuts, dates, chocolate or coconut, if using. Mix well.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into small squares and serving.