I've been wanting to make Millionaire's Shortbread for a while and finally got round to it today. It might be about a million calories a slice but it's worth it! I didn't have as much chocolate as it says on the recipe so if I made it again i'd definitely use more! Apologies for the lack of photos, i'm a perfectionist and none of them turned out how I wanted!
For the base
150g (5½oz) plain flour
55g (2oz) caster sugar
115g (4oz) butter
For the filling
150g (5½oz) butter
150g (5½oz) dark brown soft sugar
397g can condensed Milk
For the topping
200g (7oz) milk chocolate, melted
You will also need
20cm (8in) square brownie tin, lined with baking parchment
1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/Gas Mark 4.
2. Mix the flour and sugar together and then rub in the butter until you have a sandy mixture.
3. Press this mixture very lightly and evenly, into the tin and bake for about 15 – 20 minutes until pale golden.
4. Place the butter for the filling and the sugar into a large non-stick frying pan and stir over a medium heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.
5. To make a golden caramel, add the condensed milk, stirring continuously, until the first bubbles appear on the surface.
6. Remove from the heat as soon as it comes to the boil.
7. Spread the caramel evenly over the shortbread base and then cool and chill for about half an hour.
8. Pour the melted milk chocolate over the caramel, smoothing to the edges and allow to set in the fridge.
9. When the chocolate has hardened a little, cut into squares.