Thursday 2 April 2015

Who wants to be a Millionaire?

I've always loved Millionaires’ Shortbread as a special treat so what a good excuse to try Sheila's family recipe. The 'Millionaires' bit refers to the richness of the ingredients and the recipe is said to originate in Australia. Sheila’s family come from Scotland and they also call it Toffee Cake. 
 Shortbread base
4oz/110g butter
2oz/50g caster sugar
6oz/175g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 160C/Mark 3.  Line a 11 x 8 inch/28 x 20 cms) Swiss roll tin with baking paper. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the flour and baking powder. Knead the mixture until it forms a dough then press into the lined tin. Bake in a moderate oven for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool.
Caramel filling
4oz/110g butter
4oz/110g caster sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 small tin condensed milk
Put the ingredients into a pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time for about 5 minutes until the mixture has thickened. Allow to cool slightly then pour over the cooled shortbread. Allow to cool completely.
Chocolate topping
4 oz chocolate
Melt the chocolate slowly over a pan of hot water. Pour over the caramel and allow to set.  You can cut into squares or bars as you wish.

Meryl says : Enjoy being a millionaire for a moment. I made it for the Young Enterprise team recently to boost their sales. It always succeeds. Send me your favourite recipes to share and we’ll reach a million.