chambray and curls millionaire's shortbread caramel chocolate recipe easy


If you are in need of a treat, or even if there is someone special who is deserving of a little love… make these! You’ll thank me later. Crunchy, buttery shortbread, sweet, salty, gooey caramel and slightly bitter dark chocolate… Its a dream! I make these for my young man (fine, that might be a little excuse! We all know they’re for me really!) every so often as a little pick me up and it always works a treat. 

Ingredients

for the shortbread base

250g plain flour

75g of caster sugar

pinch of salt

teaspoon of polenta or semolina grains

175g of soft butter

for the caramel

50g butter

50g soft brown sugar

1 397g tin of condensed milk

for the topping 

200g chopped chocolate (I think dark is best)



Method

Preheat the oven to 180c. Grease a 13×9 inch tin or tray (I use my pyrex lasagne dish) with soft butter 

For the shortbread base

Mix the flour, sugar, semolina and salt in a large bowl. Then rub in the butter as if you were making a crumble. When it is all like breadcrumbs, pour the whole lot into the tray and press it down. Prick the surface with a fork in a few places and then pop into the oven for 20 minutes. It will be a pale golden. take it out and leave it to cool

For the caramel

Do this after the shortbread has cooled a little bit. Put the butter and sugar together into a saucepan over a low heat. When the butter has melted, give it all a quick stir and then add in the whole tin of condensed milk. Then let it gently bubble while you stir it. Lots. It will get thicker and darker in colour until it is a deep, well, caramel colour! Then you can pour it all over the top of your shortbread layer, spread it out and then lick the spoon happily

For the topping

I reckon you can guess this step… Melt the chocolate and spread it over the top of the caramel! 

Then place the whole lot somewhere to cool and set. When your chocolate is solid, you can slice it all up into squares and enjoy! 

I warn you, these are addictive!

Some ideas

Sprinkle the top of the caramel with coarse sea salt or fleur de sel for an extra kick

You could flavour the shortbread with something fun. like rose or lavender for an extra girly treat

Wrap a few of these in cellophane bags as little gifts for friends

Have a few with a big hot mug of tea and a magazine- treat yourself

chambray and curls millionaire's shortbread caramel chocolate recipe easy


Let me know if you try it out! Although, if you then feel the need to make them at least once a week, please don’t blame me!  

xxx

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