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Let’s Talk About Millionaires Shortbread Recipes

I love Millionaires Shortbread, I can say no to a slice of cake but if there is millionaires shortbread on any menu I will always order a piece.

I have tried so many recipes the one on the back of the Nestle tin, their Easy Millionaires Shortbread is a firm favourite, Anne my proof reader introduced it to us. It is a wonderful cheat recipe using ready made shortbread and a quick caramel, if you have not tried it give it a go it is really tasty.

My current favourite is the New York Times Cooking Millionaires Shortbread recipes by the brilliant Samantha Seneviratne, the caramel is just delicious, the best I have tried so far and so easy to make with well explained instructions. With most recipe I try and have a little spin or additions, all I do with this recipe is halve the chocolate (a thin layer suits our family’s sweet tooth) and add 50g of white chocolate which I marble through with a toothpick. Small teaspoon full of white chocolate are streaked into the chocolate layer and then swirled or feathered in with a toothpick. Toothpick work was very early 1990’s but it always looks artistic. This is the link to the recipe it really the best Millionaires Shortbread.

Millionaires as an Edible Gift:

It was my son’s birthday a few months back and my friends popped round to wish him on the doorstep and drop off generous gifts, we were still in that phase of Lockdown. I made a tray of millionaires shortbread and sent them away with a small rectangular piece each. Due to the different textured layers the millionaires rarely cuts into even shapes, but a straight line to form a rectangle works wonderfully. An added bonus of the rectangular edible gift is that each person can cut as much or as little as they enjoy.

Caramel Shortbread Idea:

More recently my mom, (who makes most of the recipes I post, which is a wonderful connector for our across the seas existence, she is in South Africa I am in the UK) made this recipe by proxy for my nephew and goddaughter. I wanted them to have a taste of what I was making when they called me. My mom made and delivered  them a tray and it is now their favourite treat!

My mom made the shortbread without the chocolate layer! I know I thought that was strange, but the caramel does set, it cuts very well and is delicious. So if you enjoy the New York Time’s recipe and want something a little less rich, try omitting the chocolate layer and enjoy what we have called Caramel Shortbread.

Left: Millionaires with White Chocolate Swirl

Right: Caramel Shortbread

I hope you give this recipe a go, it is one that you will use time and again.

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