Recipe | Easter Millionaire Shortbread

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

As much as I love to eat clean, I always have time for an Easter treat!
Home baking is such fun and when I saw this recipe for Creme Egg caramel shortbread over on Kerry Cooks Blog, I knew I wanted to try it myself. However, I wasn't too keen on the idea of the Creme egg fondant filling mixed with caramel, so I decided to top my shortbread with some alternative Easter favourites!

To make your own Easter Millionaire Shortbread you will need.

For the Shortbread Layer;
125g/4oz Unsalted butter
55g/2oz Golden Caster Sugar
180g/6oz plain flour
Splash Vanilla

For the Caramel Layer;
1 397g can Condensed Milk
150g/5oz unsalted butter
150g/5oz golden caster sugar

For the Chocolate Layer;
300g milk chocolate (you can change this if you prefer dark chocolate!)

1 bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs
5x Mini Malteser Bunny

To make the Shortbread Layer;
. Start by Preheating your oven to 190C/Gas5
. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy and then add in the Vanilla.
. Add in the flour and combine, my mix went a little crumbly but once i squeezed it together with my hands it was a perfect dough.
. Pat the dough evenly into your baking tray and prick with a fork.
. Place into the oven for 20 minutes or until it looks golden.
. Remove from the oven and let the biscuit cool - leaving it in your baking tray.

To make the Caramel Layer;
. Combine the condensed milk, sugar and butter in a sauce pan over a medium heat.
. Heat for around 10 minutes. The sugar will start to dissolve, turning the mix from a yellow colour to a golden colour and a slightly thicker consistency.
. Once your caramel has reached this stage, remove it from the heat and set it aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.
. You can then pour it on top of your shortbread layer.
* I then popped it into the fridge for an hour to help it harden a little.

To make the Chocolate Layer;
. Simply melt the chocolate. You can do this in the microwave in 30 second intervals or, like I did, on a double boiler on the hob.
. Once the chocolate is melted you can spread it over the top of the caramel layer and top it with the Malteaser bunnies and mini eggs in any pattern you wish.
. You'll then need to refrigerate this overnight to completely set - if you can't wait that long I'm sure a few hours will do the trick!

Once everything is set, use a sharp knife dipped into hot water to cut into mini, bite-size squares.

These little treats are so delicious and definitely worth the wait! They are fun to make and you could decorate them with any toppings you prefer!
Happy Easter!

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear! If only I had an oven... This is definitely a recipe I need to try!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe