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Millionaire Shortbread


When guests come to visit at Christmas, they usually bring a gift, such as wine or chocolates. One of my kind family members supplied me with a tin of shortbread. But I wasn’t interested in the crumbly treats inside. The tin itself (you can see why from the photo) was a 3D inspiration to me, that reminded me of a delicious recipe.

Worth that million

This is one of my favourite recipes and why wouldn’t it be – caramel, chocolate and shortbread all in one dessert. Just thinking about it makes me salivate. I’m not going to rave on about it, as I tend to do with other sweet recipes (sorry everyone). Another easy one (no suprise there) which can be simplifed. If you are in a hurry, you can crush up some premade shortbread and chill the tin, but I prefer to make my own base. Just to give credit; this recipe belongs to my amazing Grandma who shared it with me, and now, I’ll share it with you.

Makes: Approx. 33 bars

For the base:

8oz butter
4oz caster sugar
10oz plain flour


1. Line/Grease an 11 x 9 x 2 tin or similar. Preheat oven to Gas mark 4/350 F/180 C

2. Cream butter with sugar until fluffy.

3. Knead gently and press into base; prick well with fork.

4. Bake for 30 mins and cool in tin.

For the caramel:

8oz butter
4oz caster sugar

Thankyou family!

14oz can of condensed milk
4 tablespoons golden syrup


1. Put all the ingredients into a pan and stir over a low heat until melted and smooth.

2. Bring to boil and cook for 3 – 5 mins, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon until golden.

3. Spread over shortbread base and leave to cool.

For the topping:

8oz chocolate
1oz butter


1. Melt the chocolate and stir in the butter until smooth.

2. Spread this mixture evenly over the caramel and leave to cool, before cutting into bars.


Author: ayoungfoodie

Lover of lomography and typical food-crazed teen. In the process of rekindling her passion for blogging.

9 thoughts on “Millionaire Shortbread

  1. hey theme-buddy! i want to tell you something… guess what i’ll be writing and promoting your blog in my next blog post.well i have’nt seen you but as my imagination i’ll b making you and posting a bit about you and your blog…if and only if..YOU DONT MIND!! Now, you must b thinking why i’m upto all this.. well i dont have any pals here in wordpress and it would be really great if you and me get along as ‘blog-buddies’.please do tell me if thats ok with you.. i’ll be waiting for your reply.
    bye, konica

    • Omigod, that’s so nice, I’d love that!
      Call me sad, but I don’t have any ‘blog buddies’ either 😦 But I’d sure love one!
      Sorry, can’t be theme buddies any more x I put my blog up on showcase and a lot of people said for food sites, it’s better to have a plain background so it doesn’t draw an attention away from the pics. They gave me loads of tips too.

      • hey no-prob!:),if not ‘theme-buddies’, we can b ‘blog-buddies’ right?? well ihave made a gravater for u and ill soon b posting it in my blog with the refferals from ur blog for the promotion…!! have a nice night! take care!

  2. OK, so I’m finally commenting on this, and I have to say:
    This is actually fantastic, P.
    So yeah. There.
    Oh god, I’ve probably blown up your ego to exploding point.
    Oh well.
    Oh, and happy birthday to me.


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