Millionaire's Shortbread

Put a smile back on your face with this recipe for Millionaire's Shortbread also known as caramel slice.

Millionaires Shortbread, Caramel Slice, Dessert, Biscuits, Baking, Recipe, Australian

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!

Ingredients
1/2 cup pastry flour
1/2 cup flour, all-purpose
1/3 cup sugar
7 tablespoons butter, well-chilled, cut in small pieces

Caramel
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

Directions
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.

For caramel
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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    fish head
    19th Jul 2014
    11:04am
    I didn't recognize the name at all. In my day (now long past) we just called it Caramel Slice and drooled over the occasional treat.
    Richard
    20th Jul 2014
    4:29pm
    Looks like yet another US of A recipe that has not been translated into English to me, fish head. Everything is in cups (size unspecified) and phrases like 'pastry flour' -- sounds like self raising to me and 'all purpose flour' and I know that's code for plain flour. And, by the way avoid corn syrup like the plague. It is a sweetener as you would think but it seems that the main result is obesity. Can't place the reports at the moment but a quick search should give you some idea.
    Helen-gran
    7th Aug 2014
    4:08pm
    Richard - I though that we Aussies prided ourselves on being able to speak many variants of English. We don't need translations! A "cup" is a specific measurement - 250ml or 8 fluid ozs. Sets of plastic measure cups are available in all places that sell kitchen utensils. For measuring things that are not liquids, they all weigh differently, but a cup or fraction thereof measurement by volume will satisfy the recipe. As for corn syrup - use Golden Syrup - small quantity here is quite OK for a treat!


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