Cheat’s Millionaire Shortbread: Make From Scratch in 30 mins

May 4, 2018

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

Cheat's Millionaire Shortbread

No time for baking? Cheat’s Millionaire Shortbread is a chocolatey saviour which can be made from scratch in half an hour – the shop bought caramel saves a lot of faffing about.

CHEAT’S MILLIONAIRE SHORTBREAD 

Ingredients  makes a small tray
125g plain flour
30g cornflour
50g caster sugar
100g butter (left out of the fridge for 5mins or so)
397g tin of Carnation’s Caramel or dulce de leche
150g dark/milk chocolate or a mixture of both

How to prepare
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C / gas mark 3.  In a bowl, mix the flours together, sprinkle in the sugar and add the butter, cutting it into small pieces.

Think crumble at this point and use your fingers to rub in the butter and create a sandy version of breadcrumbs. Once the butter has been rubbed in, the mixture will begin to stick together. Press the ‘dough’ together to create a ball of sorts. The butter will hold the mixture together without the need for any liquid at all.

Press the mixture into a small baking tray – no need for greasing.  Bake in the oven until the shortbread begins to take on a faint golden colour.  It should take no more than 15 mins.  Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.

Once the shortbread has cooled, you can begin to assemble rest of the recipe.  Spread the tin of caramel across the top of the shortbread with the back of a spoon, ensuring that all of the biscuit base is covered.

Break the chocolate into pieces and place into a bowl.  Place the bowl of chocolate over a saucepan of boiling water and stir the chocolate as it melts to ensure it is melting evenly and not getting too hot.  Using a palette knife, spread the melted chocolate over the caramel.  Drag the palette knife across the top of the chocolate creating a smooth finish.  Place the tray in the fridge and allow to set for a few hours.  Cut into bite size squares before serving using a knife dipped into hot water.

Lots more amazing cake recipes where this one came from – all tried and tasted by Annabel, Grace or one of their friends. Just click here to have a browse.

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