Saturday, March 17, 2012

Scottish Recipes - Millionaires Shortbread

Millionaires Shortbread

another favourite, chocolatey treat of mine

It is thought that Millionaires Shortbread came to have this name due to the richness of the taste, all that delicious caramel and the chocolate.

Scottish Millionaires Shortbread

It also goes by the name of Caramel Shortbread

And is always a favourite amongst Scottish kids and adults alike, its so sweet and yummy, with a biscuit/shortbread base, caramel center and a chunky layer of chocolate on top

It can be found in every Scottish Baker and most Scottish Supermarkets

My mum didn't make this much when my sister and I were young, but I would certainly pick it out of a fantastic line up of yummy treats at the local Baker Shop

Scottish Millionaires Shortbread

Its easy to make

And always a great hit with friends and family

Makes 10 pieces

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To make the biscuit base you will need

For the biscuit shortbread base
Cup of plain flour
2oz Sugar
4oz Butter
Half teaspoon of Baking soda


To make the biscuit base, cream butter and sugar together, until smooth

Creamed butter and sugar

Add flour and baking soda, mix well

Spoon into a large loaf tin

Biscuit mixture

Bake 350F for 30 minutes, until a pale golden color

To make the caramel

You can cheat here if living in USA and just open and warm a tin of Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche

(Don't you just love that you can buy this here in America, caramel in a tin, genius)

Or you can give making the caramel a try, its easy peasy 

You will need

4oz Butter
Half a tin condensed milk
2 tbs syrup
3oz sugar

Melt sugar, butter, condensed milk and syrup together and simmer until dark and golden, around 15 minutes

Once shortbread base is cooked then cooled

Pour caramel over the base

(Another way to make caramel, which I have never tried but I'm going to one day, is to empty a can of condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 5 mins)

Next melt chocolate, using a bain marie (heat proof bowl over boiling pot of water)

you can also put chocolate in a microwave bowl and microwave until chocolate has melted

Chocolate melting

Once chocolate is melted, Add melted chocolate on top of the caramel

Put in fridge to set

Once set, cut into 10 squares

then sit and enjoy this delicious Caramel shortbread

Scottish Millionaires Shortbread

Scottish Caramel Shortbread

Fit for a Millionaire


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