Millionaire's Shortbread Biscuits

Ingredients

  • SHORTBREAD BISCUIT BASE
  • 150g butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 250g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • butter, for tray
  • CARAMEL LAYER
  • 100g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 400g condensed milk
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING
  • 150g milk chocolate
  • 100g plain chocolate
  • 25g butter

Method

Shortbread Biscuit Base

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some butter around the inside of an 8x12"/20x30cm baking tray or insert a baking liner.
  3. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat them together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour and mix into a dough.
  5. Tip the mixture into the prepared dish spreading it into the corners.
  6. Using the back of a spoon smooth the top.
  7. Prick holes all over the dough with a fork, and bake for 20 minutes.

Caramel Layer

  1. Put the butter and sugar into a saucepan over gentle heat, stirring regularly until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the condensed milk and simmer gently for about 10 minutes until slightly thickened but without changing colour, stirring all the time.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the caramel onto the cold shortbread base.
  4. Spread out the caramel and leave to set.

Chocolate Topping

  1. Break both types of chocolate into small pieces, put them into a bowl with the butter and melt gently together until just runny.
  2. Stir and spread the chocolate topping over the cold caramel.
  3. Allow to cool and set a little before using the back of a fork to make wavy lines in the topping.
  4. Leave to set.
  5. Cut into square or slices and store in a tin.