For the shortbread:
- 240g plain flour
- 160g cold unsalted butter
- 80g golden caster sugar
For the topping:
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 150g unsalted butter
- 130g golden syrup
- 200g milk chocolate
- 100g dark chocolate
Millionaire’s Shortbread is one of my favourite treats in the afternoon with a cup of coffee. As a self confessed caramel addict, these appeal to me on every level! Buttery shortbread, sweet caramel and layers of chocolate make up this classic.
In this recipe, I’ve used milk chocolate as a base with dark chocolate accents but feel free to experiment and use whatever you like as a top. White and milk, white and dark, or just your favourite chocolate on its own!
The good people at OXO UK sent me an amazing baking package this week and included was their new product The Squeeze & Pour Silicone Measuring Cup. Their website says;
The Squeeze & Pour Silicone Measuring Cups make heating up ingredients like butter and chocolate easy and safe. Plus, the pattern provides a non-slip grip, and giving the Measuring Cup a little squeeze forms a perfect pour spout to prevent making a mess and wasting yummy ingredients.
I always get myself in a mess melting chocolate in the microwave, the bowl is always too hot and pouring it all out by holding it at an angle and using a spoon can be really awkward so I was really excited to try this product out on this recipe!
In the package was also some Divine Chocolate, I LOVE this stuff! I’ll be using it for my topping.
Push this into your lined tin, then sprinkle the top with a little more caster sugar. Then put this in the oven at 180c for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
To make the caramel, heat the condensed milk, golden syrup and butter in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring continuously. When this has turned a dark caramel colour, take it off the heat.
Once set, pull the slab out of the tin and cut into squares.
I really liked using The Squeeze & Pour Silicone Measuring Cups. They melted the chocolate quicker than it would take in a bowl, weren’t hot on the outside so I could hold them and take them out really easily and the pouring spout made everything easier. I highly recommend these to any baker!
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