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Se7en’ s Shortbread… became Millionaires Shortbread in a Flash…

July 23rd, 2010 · 12 Comments

So there has been a general yearning for shortbread… a hunkering after… and I refuse to buy something that is so easy to make and never tastes as good when you buy it… never!!! So this is what you are aiming for…

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Others had other intentions… and this is what some others were actually after: Millionaires Shortbread has a layer of caramel and chocolate on top… hmmm!!!

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Let’s Meet The Players:

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  • For the Shortbread:
    • 250 g cake flour
    • 60 g rice flour (we get it in the health section)
    • a pinch of salt
    • 100 g castor sugar
    • 200 g butter at room temperature.
  • For the Caramel:
    • one can of condensed milk
    • 200 g butter
    • 4 Tablespoons of syrup
  • For the Chocolate Topping:
    • 200 g of extra good chocolate, melted.

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: Turn the oven on to 160 degrees Celsius.

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Step 2: Pop the cake flour, rice flour and salt for the shortbread into a big bowl – you need room to mix it in!!!

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Step 3: Chop your butter into blocks and add it into the mixture.

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Step 4: Then pour in your sugar.

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Step 5: Now mix it all together with your fingers, mixing and pinching the butter until your mixture is mixed through, it should be very crumbly and lighter than bread crumbs!!! You should be able to squeeze it into a ball…

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Step 6: Now squeeze it into the tray and roll it out evenly. We gave our tray a slight grease, but since the mixture is half butter it really shouldn’t stick!!!

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Step 7: Pop it in the oven for ten to fifteen minutes, until it is golden brown… Finally, let it cool slightly and sprinkle it with castor sugar. Before it has totally cooled cut it into pieces… cut it in half and in half again, then in half again and you should end up with sixteen good size pieces of shortbread.

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If you want to carry on to the millionaire version then you ought not to do Step 7 but rather:

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Leave your shortbread to cool and make the caramel layer. Put the condense milk, butter and sugar together in a pot and heat it gently, one it is mixed together keep stirring it continuously and let it boil and bubble until it thickens and changes color. Spread the caramel out on top of the shortbread and leave it to cool.

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Then you can turn your back for a second and someone who was celebrating Pneumatic Tyre Day thought they could make some tracks… sigh!!! And moving on…

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Once the caramel has cooled take the melted chocolate and spread it over the top. We popped ours into the fridge to set quickly. Then cut it into slices – it is easier if you halve and halve and halve and halve again…

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Yum:

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That’s It – Have Fun!!!

P.S. Today is your last chance to enter this weeks GiveAway!!!

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Given Much Mom // Jul 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Oh my… drooling on the keyboard! ;)

  • 2 se7en // Jul 24, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Hi there GMM, Yup these are pretty droolish!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 3 Katherine marie // Jul 24, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Oh my word. Stop this now… I can’t handle another minute. That is one of my favorite desserts ever!!,

  • 4 Diane // Jul 24, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Wow, they look delicious, can I pop in for coffee?

  • 5 Mliss // Jul 24, 2010 at 9:04 am

    oooohhhh …. just love love love shortbread — simply have to have a go at making my own! thanks for giving me some eye candy!!

  • 6 se7en // Jul 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Ooooh!!! KM, So nice to hear from you – I am so glad to post something you like!!! Have a fabulous weekend… lots of love!!!

  • 7 se7en // Jul 24, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Hi D, Thanks for stopping by… So many people pass “virtually” through our kitchen every day that I am sure we won’t mind one more!!! Have a lovely weekend!!!

  • 8 se7en // Jul 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Hi M, It really is easy – you will never look back!!! Have a fun weekend!!!

  • 9 FloridaMom2Seven // Jul 25, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Oh Yum, that looks sooo good! I really enjoy your blog:)

  • 10 se7en // Jul 25, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Hi there Florida Mom, nice to meet you all!!! Thanks for stopping by, have a fun weekend!!!

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