Time: 30 minutes + 2 hours setting
Serves: 20 slices
For the shortbread base
100g butter, softened
50g caster sugar
150g plain flour
For the caramel
100g condensed milk
50g caster sugar
50g golden syrup
For the chocolate topping
200g chocolate (dark or milk)
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This a delicious recipe for millionaire’s shortbread that we got from our James Morton cookbook. There are a few different stages to the recipe which can be a good thing when you’re cooking with kids as it gives you the chance to have a break or clean up a bit as you go along. There are also some fun bits for your kids to help with, from measuring and mixing to melting (and sampling) chocolate!
Preheat your oven to 160C/140C Fan and grease and line an 8 inch baking tray with baking paper
Make the shortbread
Get your child to measure the sugar (50g) and butter (100g) and pop them in a large mixing bowl. If the butter isn’t soft, blast it in the microwave for 10 seconds or so, to make it easier to mix.
Mix it together until it forms a paste.
Measure the flour (150g) out and add to the bowl and mix everything together. You can get your hands dirty at this point and work it all together so all the crumbs come together.
Press it out into your prepared tin.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until it is just turning golden brown at the edges. Leave to cool in the tin.
Make the caramel
While your shortbread is baking, start making the caramel. Get your little one to help you add all the ingredients to a small saucepan. (100g condensed milk, 150g butter, 50g caster sugar, 50g golden syrup.) Heat it on a medium heat, stirring it gently until it turns a nice golden brown colour. Watch your child carefully if you’re letting them help with this step.
Pour over your shortbread
Once the caramel is ready, pour it over your base and spread it out so it is nice and even. Leave it to cool for at least an hour (or overnight).
Add the chocolate topping
Get your child to help you break the chocolate into a heat proof bowl. Put it over a simmering pan of water to melt it (or do it in short bursts in the microwave).
Pour it over your cooled caramel and spread it out gently. Leave it to set for another hour or so but don’t put it in the fridge.
Cut your millionaire’s shortbread into squares and enjoy!