Millionaires Shortbread


Recently, Millionaires Shortbread was seen not once, but twice in one episode of the Great Sport Relief Bake Off on BBC, baked by both Anita Rani (the eventual winner) and Angela Griffin.

This is my take on the classic teatime treat.  Full of flavour and incredibly addictive!

  • 1 quantity of Vanilla Shortbread , I baked this in a 32 x 19cm foil traybake from Lakeland, or you could use a tray of a similar size and approximately 3cm deep.  You do not want to pre-cut the shortbread before baking for this recipe though!
  •  1 397g Tin of Condensed Milk
  • 150g Butter – I used Slightly Salted as I like the hint of salt in the caramel
  • 150g Muscovado Sugar
  • 200g Milk Chocolate

Bake the Shortbread and allow to cool.  When the Shortbread has cooled, it is time to make the caramel.

In a small non-stick saucepan, put the Butter and Sugar and stir gently over a low to medium heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Add in the Condensed Milk, and bring to the boil stirring continuously.

When it has thickened and just come to the boil, remove the pan from the heat.

Pour the caramel over the shortbread and spread it out to cover evenly, taking care not to touch the caramel as it will be very hot!

Allow to cool for about 30 minutes before starting on the chocolate….

Melt the Chocolate gently, either in the microwave on Medium or Simmer, or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water (where the bowl is not touching the water).Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel, spreading it to cover the caramel evenly.

Place the millionaires shortbread somewhere to cool and set, but not in the fridge if at all possible as this can cause the chocolate to bloom.

When the chocolate has set, cut the millionaires shortbread into squares and serve.

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