Just to show that making things from school at home has some very unavoidable differences. I think that up to the last step of the recipe everything was going fine, and then the caramel came in. And it stuck to the plate….So you can learn from my mistake already: It is imperatively important to oil your plate/tray well before setting the glazed chouquettes!
This is not the first time that I’ve tried to make this candy bar. The recipe is no secret, and travels around in the internet a lot. The other name it carries is Millionaire’s Shortbread. Unfortunately, my other attempts at making this candy bar were unfruitful, and in no way presentable in a culinary blog!
I guarantee one thing though: once you get the hang of this, you can adapt to your style and make really interesting little snacks for coffee or tea. I named mine Goa Fingers, because of what I added to my shortbread and caramel. The taste simply connected to something exotic. There’s a special reason for being Goa and not New Delhi (for instance). The portuguese were the first Europeans to bring spices from India (by sea), and had a very strong community in Goa. Some of its occupants still know how to speak portuguese. Isn’t that interesting?
The caramel with the spices is just heavenly, and challenging to avoid…