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Caramel Shortcake or Millionaire's Shortbread

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“Shortbread with a caramel layer topped with chocolate; heaven in a bar. A bit fiddly but well worth the effort. Do not be put off by the list of ingredients as you are making 3 items to become 1 deliciously fattening slice. I usually have a queue of family and workmates waiting for it.”
12 squares

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. BASE (first 3 ingredients):
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add the flour and stir to make a mixture that is soft and will go together when squashed.
  4. Lightly knead and then roll out or place into a deep Swiss roll tin.
  5. Press into place with the palm of your hand until even.
  6. Prick all over with a fork.
  7. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes gas 4.
  8. Cool in the tin.
  9. FILLING (middle four ingredients):
  10. Place the butter, sugar, syrup, and condensed milk into a pan and bring slowly to a boil.
  11. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  12. Once boiling keep on a slow boil stirring all the time for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  13. Caramel should be thick and golden.
  14. Allow to cool.
  15. When cool pour over the biscuit mixture and leave to set.
  16. TOPPING (last 2 ingredients):
  17. Melt the chocolate and butter over a pan of simmering water.
  18. Spread over top of the caramel layer.
  19. Cut into squares or fingers once set.
  20. Do not be put off by the stages; very easy and worth the wait. It looks like you have been in the kitchen and slaving over the cooker for hours. You will get compliments with this one.

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