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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Food: Millionaires Shortbreads


I'd been meaning to make millionaires shortbreads for ages, I've had a tin of condensed milk in the cupboard for a while and I actually didn't realise just how easy they are to make! There is hardly any actual 'cooking' involved and they are really quick and simple! They also include three of the best things ever, chocolate, caramel and biscuit. I had a few tweets and instagram comments from people who seemed to want to steal one for themselves so I thought I would share the recipe, it's so simple!


Ingredients
Base
125g butter
50g caster sugar
175g plain flour

Centre and Topping
400g condensed milk
50g light brown sugar
50g butter
150/200g chocolate of your choice.

Makes: 16

1) Preheat your oven to 180 C/gas mark 4 and lightly grease a baking tin. I used a 8x8 inch tin which worked well but I think I could have used a slightly bigger tin as my base ended up quite thick!

2) For the shortbread base, put the plain flour and caster sugar into a bowl. Add the butter (sometimes it's helpful to have softer butter so perhaps take it out of the fridge and allow to soften slightly) and knead all the ingredients together until it forms a dough. Then, press the shortbread into the base of the tin and make sure it is even. Bake for 20 minutes and allow to cool in the tin.

3) While the shortbread is cooling (I left mine close to a window as it is very hot and takes a while to cool down) put the condensed milk, light brown sugar and butter into a saucepan. Bring it to the boil, then turn the heat down slightly and stir for around five minutes, or until the mixture thickens up. Once that's done, pour it over the shortbread and spread it out evenly and leave it to cool, letting the caramel set slightly.

4) For the topping, I used cadbury's chocolate because that's what I like but you can use pretty much anything! I'm quite tempted to try with white chocolate next time! Take a pan and fill with water, let it boil before adding a bowl over the top. Put your chocolate in (above, I said 150/200g as I used 150g but I think I could have used a tiny bit more as the base is quite thick! However if you don't like a lot of chocolate then stick with the 150g!) the bowl and melt. When all the chocolate is melted, pour it over the top of the caramel. Put it in the fridge until the chocolate is set and cut into squares!

That's it! So easy and they taste blooming amazing too! If you make these, I would love to see, so tweet me or tag me on instagram @georginalucyy.



P.S I apologise in advance, you will want to eat them ALL.


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  1. Ooh wow, these look so so tasty and yes I do want to eat them ALL! This sounds so easy for someone like me who's awful at cooking, I may just have to try this recipe x

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    1. They were SO easy! The only slightly tricky thing is the caramel but everything else is simple! :) xxx

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  2. Oh my god! Just discovered this post on Bloglovin and now I'm slobbering on my laptop!

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  3. Love these! But when I make them the caramel never sets :( Love your blog by the way :) xx
    leahbrownebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Oh that's a shame :( I don't leave it to set for that long, just so it's not gloopy and I can put the chocolate on top! It may be because you need to stir it for a tad longer so it gets thicker? :) xxx

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  4. I'm drooling just looking at these!
    spencrescurls.blogspot.com

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  5. Millionaires shortbread is one of my favourites! I used to always get it from the local bakery when I was at school (which seems like many moons ago now!)

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. It's my favourite too, I think I could have eaten the whole batch of these in one go! xxx

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  6. Another awesome recipe! Saved ;)
    xoMadiha

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