May 29, 2014

Millionaires shortbread is honestly one of the nicest things in the world to bake, because it's quick, simple and requires barely any expertise (otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it!) but it looks like you've put hard work into it because it uses several pots and pans and is separated into intricate layers which look messy while tasting delicious. The measurements I have included below usually make roughly 20 pieces of shortbread, so if you don't want that much half / quarter the amounts below! To make millionaires shortbread, you will need:
-for the shortbread-
300g plain flour
225g margarine
112g caster sugar
-for the caramel-
150g margarine
150g brown sugar
1 can of condensed milk
1 bar plain cooking chocolate
First, preheat the oven to 150 degrees / gas mark 4. Get an empty box, I use a clean lunch box and add the plain flour, margarine and caster sugar to the box. Then all you need to do is mix the three ingredients together until they appear to look like shortbread, crumbly though not sticky and hard. After this, pour the shortbread into a grease proofed tray and throw it into the pre heated oven for 25 minutes. It doesn't matter if you forget it's in the oven (like I did) because even when it's slightly burnt you can't really tell over the taste of the chocolate and caramel. *punches fist into air* When it's out of the oven, leave it to rest on the side until it cools down.
To make the caramel, add the margarine and brown sugar into a pan and let it heat up. The mixture will turn into a liquid after a couple of minutes, after this just pour the condensed milk into the pan in stages and mix everything together. Keep stirring the mixture until the mixture appears to start boiling, then take it off the ring and pour in onto the now cooled shortbread. Once again, leave this to cool.
After this, we need to get another pan and a glass bowl. (I did warn you there was lots of washing up) Start by breaking up all of the cooking chocolate into separate pieces and adding this to the glass bowl. Place the glass bowl over a pan full of boiling water, and stir the chocolate until all of the chunks have dissolved into liquid. Pour the liquid chocolate over the caramel and the shortbread and leave it to cool down again. Once it's cooled, put it into the fridge and wait for it to set. Then all you need to do is cut it into slices and then eat it - which is the best part, obviously.
Have you ever made millionaires shortbread and would you like to see more recipes?
-Olivia x


  1. charlotte manning29.5.14

    this looks so good I'll have to try it out! I love seeing recipes you should definitely do more x

  2. It tasted delicious! I will keep that in mind, thank you! x

  3. Sammy Smeth30.5.14

    This looks gorgeous, I never make millionaires shortbread as in my head it always seems like such an ordeal! I might give it a go this weekend when I have a bit of time to play around with it.

    S xo.

  4. Give it a go! If you don't mind making the kitchen incredibly messy baking is one of the best things to do on a lazy afternoon x

  5. Alexandra Dove30.5.14

    Mmm this looks so yummy, definitely going to try out this recipe! Wish I had a slice to eat now!

  6. You do have a slice! *sends one over* thanks for reading Alex and religiously commenting! xx

  7. This looks so delicious! Going to save this recipe for later.


  8. It really is delicious, thank you x


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