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Millionaires Shortbread.

Millionaires Shortbread

This is the most incredible Millionaire's Shortbread .It is rich but moreish, chocolatey and chewy with soft caramel. One of my favourites ever.

Course Biscuits
Cuisine Universal
Keyword Millionaires shortbread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 334 kcal



  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 200 grams plain flour


  • 175 grams caster sugar
  • 75 grams golden syrup
  • 250 mls double cream
  • 75 grams unsalted butter


  • 200 grams milk chocolate . I use Green and Blacks for a real treat.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C (160 C fan).I use a 22cm square (8") non stick tin with a loose bottom and I have cut out a square of bake o glide which I stick in the bottom.

  2. I use a food processor or free standing mixer to rub 125 grams butter, 100 grams of sugar and 200 grams of flour into rubble. But you can use a mixing bowl and mix the butter, sugar and flour together with a wooden spoon to get the same result. Add the sugar and mix together until it starts to come together.

  3. Tip the sandy mixture into the tin and using your fingers/knuckles gently spread out and press the mixture into a level layer. It will appear at first that it is not enough mixture but persevere and you too will see the light.
  4. Bake until golden brown-about 12-15 mins. It is important that it does have a golden tinge on the surface. let it cool completely.
  5. To make the caramel, empty all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a fast boil. Stir regularly to prevent the caramel burning on the bottom of the pan. When the caramel reaches 120 C (I sometimes use a sugar thermometer )or just past the soft ball phase it is ready. To tell when it reaches this stage without a thermometer I put a cup of really cold water next to me and using a teaspoon carefully drop a small amount of the caramel into it when I think it might be ready. When it forms a ball in the water take it off the heat.
  6. Pour the caramel onto the shortbread and allow to cool completely. Be super careful, that bad boy is hot.
  7. Melt 200 grams of milk chocolate carefully in a bowl placed over simmering water. Milk chocolate is difficult to melt in the microwave so I don't even go there. Pour satisfyingly over the caramel and chill for a couple of hours before cutting into 5 cm squares with a sharp knife.

  8. OMG Apply to Child's Face only. Strictly no old women called Jenny.

Nutrition Facts
Millionaires Shortbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 542IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.