Billionaire’s Shortbread

8 Jun

Want to make something impressive, something with the wow factor? Try these – completely divine and as easy as can be.

Billionaire’s Shortbread

Making shortbread is a doddle, and once the shortbread has baked and cooled, the topping is as simple as opening a tin and melting some chocolate. You could make your own caramel – you could – but this is the lazy, easy method and it requires nothing more challenging than a tin opener.

Let’s start with the shortbread.

INGREDIENTS

225 g Butter
65 g caster sugar
275 g plain flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
65 g cornflour

Tin of caramel sauce (I used Carnation)

200 g dark chocolate
100 g white chocolate

You’ll need a brownie tin, greased and lined with baking paper.

METHOD 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Cream the butter and caster sugar together.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and mix to a smooth, stiff dough.
  4. Turn into the prepared tin and press down lightly with yous fingers.
  5. Prick all over with the tines of a fork.
  6. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until lightly browned – a nice biscuity colour.
  7. Leave in the tin to cool completely on a wire rack.

Baked shortbread

When the shortbread has cooled completely, spread the tinned caramel over the surface.

Caramel

Now melt the dark chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Don’t let the bottom of the bowl touch the water or the chocolate will become granually. Melt the white chocolate in the same way. Remove both from the heat and beat with a metal spoon until smooth.

Pour the dark chocolate all over the caramel and smooth with the metal spoon.

Spread on the melted dark chocolate…

Drop blobs and trails of white chocolate over the dark chcocalte.

Blob on the white chocolate

Use a skewer or wooden toothpick to drag the white chocolate into marbled patterns.

Marbleous!

Leave overnight in a cool place (or in the fridge) until completley cool. Cut into slices using a sharp serrated knife. You may need to dip the knife in boiling water to make the cutting a little easier.

Best eaten in a bowl, as it’s rather messy. Calories count? A billion!

Mmmm, enjoy!

 

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3 Responses to “Billionaire’s Shortbread”

  1. Jenny June 9, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    Oh and here I was trying to kick this sugar habit of mine! 😉 This looks amazing and frighteningly easy to make. Love it 🙂

  2. Jenny Lewis June 9, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    oooooooommmmmmmgggggggggg. Absolutely delicious,very very rich (that’s NOT a criticism, merely an observation!). The caramel centre was very soft even after being left in the fridge but as I was not eating it in polite company it was not a problem! Thank you for this incredible treat!
    Now, where did I put that calorie-counting-weight-watching-diet book?

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