Easy Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread Recipe

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Easy Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread Recipe

Easy Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread Recipe

Before having a baby I would never “cheat” at recipes. I didn’t see the point. I liked things to be done properly. Now I have a 10 month old causing mayhem I don’t have time to waste so any way I can cheat with cooking I will. 

A few weeks ago it was my brother’s birthday and we had all agreed that we would take a dish of food each. We were in charge of pizzas and I said that I would make something to bring along. In the end I settled for these salted caramel millionaires shortbread. As a family we all have a love for salted caramel, do you remember my salted caramel cake? The thought of making my own caramel made me sigh. 

"Making my own caramel? No way."

No way, I thought. Luckily some clever bod invented tinned caramel. Oh yeah. So I that was it sorted. I just needed to make the shortbread and pour over the melted chocolate. It’s pretty much made from scratch isn’t it? Not making my own caramel doesn’t really matter. That’s what I’m telling myself anyway. 

The shortbread went down a treat and as my mum had baked lots of cakes we went home with a few slices too. I love it when that happens. It was even better after it had been in the fridge for a few days as the caramel had hardened up a little but still gooey enough so you wouldn’t break your teeth on it.
I’m definitely going to be making this again. It was so easy to make and went down a treat with everyone.

Easy Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread Recipe

Easy Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread Recipe

Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread

- Makes 16 small squares - 


185g unsalted butter

75g caster sugar

250g plain flour


397g tin of caramel

1 tsp sea salt flakes


150g milk chocolate

50g white chocolate


- Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper. Make sure the baking paper comes up high on the sides of the tin. Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC/Gas 4.

- In a bowl place the butter and sugar and beat with a wooden spoon until light and creamy. 
Beat in the flour until a dough had formed.

- If you have a food processor you can put all the ingredients in and whizz together until a dough starts to form.

- Press the mixture into your baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes until pale golden brown.

- Once cooked leave to cool completely in the baking tin.

- Once cool cover the shortbread with the tinned caramel.

- Place in the fridge for a couple for hours to firm up. This will make it easier to spread the chocolate over the top.

- After a couple of hours, place the melted white chocolate into a piping bag and set aside.

- Pour the melted milk chocolate over the top of the caramel.

- Pipe 6 lines of white chocolate over the milk chocolate. Take a skewer and run it through the white chocolate the opposite way to create the feathered effect.

- Place back into the fridge to chill.

- To cut the shortbread, warm a large knife and cut into slices while in the baking tin.

- This shortbread will keep for 3 days. I personally found it tasted better kept in the fridge although you don’t have to. 
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  1. These look lovely, I'm with you - tinned caramel all the way! Its like puff pastry, you can buy it in the shops and its not expensive and its just as nice as you can make yourself!! And I love your blog name!! Pinning these for later!

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes. I can't be bothered with making it now. At I'm never going to make puff pastry not when Aldi sell it for under £1!

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  2. These sound delicious - I may use the idea of tinned caramel when baking for my engagement party this weekend! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you. Yes, so much easier if you're short on time. And a massive congrats! How exciting!!

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  3. Oh my GOD these look so bloody delicious! Please pop some in the post for me!! Hehe

    hannatalks

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    1. Thank you. Oh I so would if they'd post. I think you would end with an awful mess if I did!

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  4. fabulous: you have to go a long way to beat salted caramel shortbreads!

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  5. One of my absolute favs!! Love these but never tried to make them xxx #BloggerClubUK

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  7. I would count these at home made. Making caramel is a faff even without a small person around! My husband would love these! #picknmix

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  8. Yum! I love the look of these and definitely agree there is no point making caramel when you can buy it. I love millionaire shortbread but never done it with salted caramel so will have to give it a go xx #BloggerClubUK

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  9. Omg I'm in love this looks amazing #brillblogposts

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    1. Returning to the yumminess from #KCACOLS

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  10. Oh my goodness these look amazing! x #PicknMix

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  11. Oh god, I need these in my life! I could NEVER make them as pretty though. Flakes of sea salt on the top really do make them come alive - maybe I'll be brave and try them. #picknmix

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  12. Your photos are gorgeous, these look divine. Is it bad that I'd love one for breakfast?! Need to start baking again! #ForTheLoveOfBLOG

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  13. Popping back for #brilliantblogposts to say maybe I will try these after all.......

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  14. I have made this before and it is so amazing, I need to make it again soon. Thanks for reminding me of the recipe, of course tinned caramel. ;-)
    Amanda. #kcacols

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  15. Oh goodness. I sit here, sipping my coffee with salted caramel creamer, and I instantly want one of these! Seriously, they look soooo tasty. I wonder if I could whip up a gluten-free version. Now you've got the wheels turning :P Thanks for sharing! <3 #KCACOLS

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  16. YUM - even tho it's just short of midnight this is making me want to eat something VERY sweet - they look great. #fortheloveofBLOG

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  17. These look and sound amazing. Hungry at the thought #fortheloveofBLOG

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  18. Oh my word, yum! I think this might need to be the next thing me and the kids make this summer! x #KCACOLS

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  19. These look delicious and your photos are stunning! Making me super hungry!
    #KCACOLS
    Tori @ The Mama Nurse

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  20. These look amazing, if only I wasn't trying to lose my baby weight.
    Oh, and I'm totally with you on not making your own caramel. I tried to once and burnt my fingers and the caramel, bit of a disaster really. Never again! xx #BloggerClubUK

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  21. Oh these look lush! I love caramel shortbread, was addicted to it when i was pregnant! xx
    #KCACOLS

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  22. Millionaire's shortbread is one of my favourite cakes! Loving the twist on it! Thanks for joining us on #fortheloveofBLOG x

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  23. Oh wow this look amazing! You're photography is brilliant too - love the plates! Thanks for linking up #stayclassymama

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  24. OMG this looks amazing! I want to eat them all right now! LOL Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. Lovely to have you for the first time. I hope that you enjoyed it, :-) x

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