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Millionaire's Shortbread recipe

This shortbread is a really simple recipe, using a very simple method to make the caramel topping. Serve it up to children as an after tea treat or save some for yourself to have as an indulgent treat. They'll keep for a week or so in an airtight container.


  • 1 400g tin condensed milk
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 175g plain flour
  • 175g butter
  • 5 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. butter

Method of Preparation:

  1. Make the caramel by removing the wrapper from the condensed milk tin. Place into a saucepan of water that comes to at least 15cm above the level of the tin. Boil steadily for 3-4 hours, topping up the water level if needed. You must always make sure that the tin is totally covered with water as it will explode if not.

  2. Whilst making the caramel, make the shortbread. Cream the butter and sugar together and add the vanilla. Once smooth, sieve in the flour and salt and mix until you have a smooth dough. Press into a 23cm greased baking tin and cook for 25 minutes in a 180C oven. Leave to cool once cooked.

  3. Once the caramel has boiled, remove it from the water with tongs and set into a bowl of room temperature water until cool enough to handle. Pour over the shortbread and leave to set in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  4. Melt the butter with the chocolate in either a double boiler or in the microwave. Once melted, spread over the set caramel layer and leave to cool once more.

  5. Once fully set, cut into bars to serve.

You could easily make this into a flavoured millionaire's shortbread by stirring in 2 tsp. flavouring into the caramel once it's cool - for example, stir in orange extract or vanilla extract for a tasty flavoured caramel. This recipe serves 20.

Author: Laura Young

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Published: August 17, 2011
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