Money's tight and times are hard but that shouldn’t stop the odd little extravagance. Put a smile back on your face with this recipe for Millionaire's Shortbread also known as caramel slice. So easy a child can make it!
1/2 cup pastry flour
1/2 cup flour, all-purpose
1/3 cup sugar
7 tablespoons butter, well-chilled, cut in small pieces
1/4 cup butter, unsalted
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons corn syrup, light
1/4 cup heavy whipped cream
200 grams chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 190'C.
Combine flours and sugar in processor.
Blend in butter using on/off turns until mixture is crumbly.
Pat into bottom of 8x8x2-inch baking pan.
Bake until shortbread just begins to color, 13 to 14 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over low heat.
Add sugar and corn syrup
Cook, swirling pan occasionally, until sugar melts.
Increase heat to medium, stirring continuously to make a golden caramel
Cool 30 seconds; stir in cream (be careful; mixture may bubble).
Return pan to medium heat and stir for a short period of time.
Pour hot caramel over shortbread.
Cool to room temperature
Spread melted chocolate evenly over caramel.
Freeze until chocolate is firm, 10 to 15 minutes.
Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in airtight container in cool place or refrigerate.
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