Food · Lifestyle

Millionaire’s Caramel Shortbread (Eggless)

Dear Readers

I know it’s been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. Just got caught with the mundane life activities. However, this current lockdown situation has given me some time to explore and learn a new skill set. I have been adventurous enough to try out new recipes and experiment a little with cooking and baking.

In this post, I’ll be sharing mine Eggless Millionaire’s Caramel Shortbread recipe. If you are an amateur cook like me and have a sweet tooth, then this recipe is definitely worth trying. It’s super easy and all you need is a bit of patience and time.

 

Millionaire’s Caramel Shortbread (Eggless)  

 

Ingredients for Short Bread 

  • 250gms All purpose flour
  • 75 gms Castor Sugar (Powdered Sugar works well too)
  • 175gms Softened Butter (I used salted butter as I don’t like my desserts sickly sweet. But if you want you can choose unsalted butter as well)

Ingredients for Caramel 

  • 100 gms of Butter (Salted/Unsalted)
  • 100 gms of Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cans (400gms) of Condensed Milk

Ingredients for Chocolate Topping 

  • 200 gms of dark or milk chocolate (I personally used 70% dark chocolate to cut off some of the sweetness from the caramel and balance the flavour)

 

Method

  • Heat the oven to 180 Celsius.
  • Place a baking sheet on a 33 x 23cm baking tin and lightly grease it with butter.
  • To make the shortbread, mix 250gms of all purpose flour, 75 gms of castor sugar and 175gms of butter in a food processor and mix it thoroughly in a low setting.

  • The mixture should come together in the form of little crumbly bits.
  • Pour this crumbled mixture into the baking tin and with the help of your hands press the mixture into the base of the prepared tin.

 

  • Prick the shortbread lightly with a fork and bake it for 20 mins or until it is firm to touch and very lightly browned. Leave it to cool in the tin.

   

  • To make the caramel, place the 100gms of butter, 100gms of brown sugar and 2 cans (400gms) of condensed milk in a pan and heat it gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Bring it to the boil and continuously stir it. Reduce the heat and let it simmer with continuous stirring for about 5-10 minutes or until the mixture has thickened slightly.

  • Pour the mixture over the now cool shortbread and leave it in the fridge to cool down and set.

  • For the topping, melt the 200 gms of dark chocolate slowly in a bowl over a double boiler.

  • Pour it over the cold caramel and leave it again in the fridge to set.

  • Once properly set, cut it into squares and serve.

 

  • Store it in the fridge.

TIP

Usually when I make this recipe I half it as I prefer thin layers rather than thick sweet layers and I find it that the balance is better if you half the whole recipe. But it all depends on your personal choice.

 

I hope you all find this recipe interesting. Please do let me know if you try it.

Happy Cooking/ Baking

xxx

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