On the 5th
March at 12:05pm on Channel 4 series two of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard
begins! This series sees Eric, the master of all things sweet and beautiful, at
home in his kitchen conjuring up quick baking recipes alongside his signature
glamorous desserts. Each 30 minute episode will also feature three
members of the public who will come to his cookery school, Cake Boy, to
demonstrate their baking skills and take part in a ‘Bake Off’.
I was asked to try out one of the recipes from the new series and chose to make these Maple Pecan Sticky bars. The recipe is easy to follow and the result is a gloriously sticky sugar hit!
together the butter and sugar with your hands, and finally add the egg yolks
and mix. Add the flour and beat until a soft dough is formed. Gather the dough
together and press it into the bottom of the tin and 2cm up the sides. Bake for
about 18-20 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven, but leave the oven
on whilst you make the filling.
except the nuts and vanilla extract. Bring to the boil, stirring until the
butter melts and the mixture is smooth. Boil for 30 seconds. Remove from the
heat, then mix the nuts and vanilla extract.
minutes until the filling is bubbling in the centre.
then chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours.
I didn’t have a tin 23cm x 23 cm mine is more like 21cm, so my pastry is a tad too thick and I think I could have baked the filling for a little longer as the maple syrup started to ooze out when it was cut, however that just means I’ll need to make it again!
I took some up to my son when I visited him in his flat and both he and his flat mate gave them the ‘hollow-legged young man’ seal of approval.