I don’t like baking. I don’t find it relaxing, creative or inspiring. I don’t enjoy standing over a hot stove stirring a pot of caramel for 10 minutes in the heat of Texas summer. The only reason I bake is the final product. I love to eat baked goods and share them with others.
This recipe is pretty easy and straightforward. It’s not complicated, just time-consuming, but you are making 3 different layers. It doesn’t require any fancy equipment or complicated technique. You will have to stand over a hot stove for 10 minutes stirring the caramel. So be warned!
I followed the recipe exactly with just one change. The original recipe says fleur de sel for sprinkling is optional. I would make it a requirement. Even if you don’t have fancy fleur de sel, sprinkle some regular salt on top. And be generous with it! Unless you want it’s-so-sweet-I-can’t-possibly-have-a-second-bite bars.