There’s a reason it’s called millionaire’s shortbread. Melting shortbread base, indulgent caramel, and a glossy veneer of dark chocolate on top, all combined to make something richly satisfying. It’s worth the extra effort, though, and you’ll never have a problem with leftovers!
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There are few biscuits more indulgent than millionaire's shortbread. It's a classic, and the hardest part of this recipe is keeping it from all being eaten in one sitting.
- 8 oz/225g softened butter
- 4 oz/117g caster sugar
- 8 oz/225g sieved plain flour
- 4 oz/117g sieved cornflour
For the caramel
- 5 oz/140g dark brown sugar
- 5 oz/140g butter
- 397g tin of sweetened condensed milk
- 7 oz/200g dark chocolate for topping
- For the shortbread, first preheat the oven to 150C/Gas 3.
- Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy, ideally using either an electric whisk or a stand mixer.
- Gradually add the sieved flour and cornflour until the ingredients are evenly mixed.
- Press the dough into a greased swiss roll tin (9”x13” or 23x33cm) and prick all over with a fork, then bake in the middle of the oven until golden brown - usually around 18 minutes.
- Place the tin of shortbread on a wire rack to cool, then while it does so, start making the caramel layer.
- Melt the sugar, butter and condensed milk over a low heat in a heavy-based saucepan.
- When the sugar has dissolved, bring the mixture to the boil, stirring continuously.
- Boil for about 5 minutes then remove from heat.
- Test the caramel by dropping some off a spoon into a cup of cold water. If the caramel comes together and the water remains almost clear, it is ready! If not, return the pan to the heat and boil for a further 5 minutes, stirring all the time. Always remove from the heat when testing, otherwise the mixture will burn.
- Once the caramel is ready, pour over the shortbread base and spread evenly with a knife.
- Finally, melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie and pour over the top of the caramel. Spread evenly with a knife.
- When the chocolate has set, cut up the tray of Millionaire’s Shortbread into pieces, either triangles or squares as required. Eat as many pieces as you can before they get swept away by everyone else!!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 5g
Nutritional data provided is a guideline and will vary according to precise ingredients used and how large your home-made portions are.