Monthly Archives: November 2008

millionaire’s shortbread


so I finally made millionaires shortbread!  I have been reading about it lately and have been very tempted to make it.  I sometimes shy away from bar recipes because they can be tricky to cut and can get really messy looking.  this was my first go at these delectable RICH treats and they came out pretty good.  I would have loved to have added nuts, but I want to make them for my sons school and it is a nut-free environment.  but these need something.  something to ease and cut the intense caramel richness.  they ARE really yummy, but you can’t eat to much of them.  I am tempted to fool around with them and add maybe pretzels underneath the chocolate layer.  even potato chips would be yummy.  something savory and starchy.  maybe a combo of both?  

I used:

(i like to add a little salt and vanilla to the shortbread …and i also add vanilla to the caramel mixture. )

http://www.cakebaker.co.uk/making-millionaire-shortbread.html

I found that it was easier to cut the squares after letting them set overnight in the refrigerator.  also, golden syrup is a product found mostly in the UK, it is compared to our maple syrup.  i used light corn syrup but may use a combination of dark corn syrup maybe maple syrup; i would have liked the color of my caramel to be a touch darker.

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