Millionaire's shortbread with dark chocolate ganache topping

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Author Notes: A divine tea time treat - buttery shortbread topped with a generous layer of caramel all smothered in velvety dark chocolate ganache. Extravagance on a plate! Teresa Ulyate


Makes 25 blocks

For the shortbread:

  • 225 grams flour
  • 80 grams castor sugar
  • 175 grams butter, cubed

For the caramel and ganache:

  • 150 grams butter
  • 1 x 385 grams tin condensed milk
  • 100 grams golden syrup
  • 100 grams dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C. Grease a 20cm square tin and line the base with baking paper.
  2. Make the shortbread by putting the flour, castor sugar and butter into a bowl. Rub together until the mixture comes together into a dough.
  3. Press the dough into the prepared tin in an even layer. Bake for 25 minutes until lightly golden. Set aside to cool.
  4. Prepare the caramel by mixing the butter, condensed milk and golden syrup in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the butter has melted and the ingredients are combined. Allow to simmer gently for 6 minutes while stirring until the caramel has thickened and darkened in colour.
  5. Remove the caramel from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Pour the caramel over the baked shortbread and spread in an even layer. Chill in the fridge for one and a half hours.
  6. To make the ganache combine the dark chocolate and cream in a small saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Spread the chocolate over the chilled caramel and leave to set.
  7. Cut the millionaire's shortbread into squares and carefully remove from the tin. Store in an airtight container.

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