Millionaire's Shortbread

Tuesday, 11 January 2022  |  Admin

Millionaire's Shortbread

There’s something indulgent about this recipe and it’s really filling so you will only manage one square at a time. This recipe holds really well in an airtight container for a week or so but it will be absolutely demolished before the week is over.

Ingredients:

Pastry:

1 quantity of sweet pastry (available at https://www.delicious.ie/gluten-free-sweet-pastry-mix)

Caramel:

1½ small cans (595g/21oz in total) of condensed milk

300g (12oz) butter/ margarine, at room temperature

150ml (5floz) or 6 tablespoons golden syrup

Topping:

200g (8oz) dark chocolate

Method:

1. Make the pastry according to the instructions. While it is chilling, preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/400°F. Grease and line a 25cm x 30cm/10in x 12in Swiss roll tin with baking parchment.

2. Roll out the pastry on a board, floured with a little potato flour.

3. Lifting the rolled out pastry on a rolling pin, line the base of the tray only, not the sides.

4. Bake blind for about 15 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. There is no need to use baking beans when baking gluten-free pastry. 

Caramel:

1. Place all the ingredients in a large heavy-based saucepan over a low heat.

2. Stir constantly until the butter/margarine melts.

3. Bring to the boil stirring continuously to prevent from burning at the edges.

4. Boil for 5 minutes on a low heat and keep stirring.

5. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes and pour over the pastry base before the caramel is too cold.

6. Place in the fridge and leave for 2–3 hours until the caramel is firm.

Chocolate:

1. Put a saucepan of water on a medium heat and place a bowl over this to make a bain marie. 

2. Break the chocolate into the bowl and melt stirring occasionally.

3. While the chocolate is still hot, pour it over the caramel and allow it to spread itself out to the edges.

4. Chill in the fridge until the chocolate has set. Use a hot knife to cut into twelve squares without breaking the chocolate