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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Caramel shortbread

Otherwise known as millionaires' shortbread.



♥ For the base... ♥
50g soft brown sugar
125g butter [softened]
150g self-raising flour

♥ For the caramel topping... ♥
397g can sweetened condensed milk
125g butter [diced]
75g soft light brown sugar
50ml [2tbsp] golden syrup

♥ For the chocolate topping... ♥
75g white chocolate
75g plain chocolate


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 7x11 inch tin with baking paper.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flour and mix until combined.

Press the mixture over the base of the tin and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Leave to cool.

Put the caramel topping ingredients in a saucepan and place over a low heat until dissolbed. Bring to the boil, stirring continuously, for about 10 minutes.

Pour the caramel topping over the base. Leave to cool completely. Melt the chocolate in seperate bowls over a pan of simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the caramel and swirl together. Leave to set, then cut into sqaures.


This was the first time I'd made any kind of shortbread, so I was a bit dubious as to how it would turn out - but it was delicious!


  1. Oh. My. Goodness. This looks like heaven - YUM!

  2. Nom nom nom.....This is on my MUST To-Do List! x

  3. OMG they look soooooo good :)
    Maria x

  4. those look delicious!!! I can't wait to try some out!!
    x x x

  5. I loooooooooove caramel shortbread! This looks amazing!x

  6. these look unreal! ive been a big fan of caramel sqares since i was little, def need to give this a try!!

  7. omg, I'm drooling over these! These are a caramel lover's delight- I must try to make them! :D

    star-crossed smile

  8. I LOVE caramel shortbread...this looks delicious! I'd love to try making my own :) thanks for sharing the recipe xx

  9. That looks really delicious! :) Maybe I should try this recipe!
    Have a nice weekend!


  10. My god I'm practically dribbling lol. Gorgeous blog, followinggg :) xxx

  11. Mmmm, this looks amazing Sophie! And well done for actually making your own shortbread (unlike me who cheated!) I love the swirly chocolate too - going to try that next time :) xx