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A Quick and Easy Millionaire’s Shortbread Recipe for Beginner Bakers!


There’s something luxurious about a piece of millionaire’s shortbread. This indulgent traybake treat is so delicious, it could easily be mistaken for a more complicated bake. But the truth is, it’s actually really simple to make! With our quick and easy Millionaire’s Shortbread Recipe for beginner bakers, you’ll be serving up a slice in no time!


This Millionaire’s Shortbread Recipe Requires…

To make your shortbread, you’ll need:

  • 230g of plain flour
  • 70g of caster sugar
  • 175g of unsalted butter

And to make the topping, you’ll need:

  • 397g tin of condensed milk
  • 125g of butter or margarine
  • 100g of light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of golden syrup
  • 200g of milk chocolate OR 150g milk chocolate and 50g of white chocolate



  1. Preheat your over to around 180 degrees (gas mark 4)
  2. Mix together your unsalted butter and caster sugar, and then add in your plain flour. Mix together by hand or in a food processor/mixer. Combine these ingredients until they form a dough texture.
  3. Line a cake tin (approx 20cm) and press your dough mixture into the base. Use a fork to prick the dough, then bake in your pre-heated oven for 25mins (or until lightly golden and firm).
  4. To make your caramel, mix together your condensed milk, 125g of butter or margarine, light brown sugar and golden syrup and heat in a saucepan. Aim for a pan with a decently thick base, to avoid burning your caramel mixture!
  5. Continually stir the mix as you bring it to the boil, and then continue to stir on a lower heat for between around 5mins (7-8mins maximum).
  6. Once heated, gently pour your caramel over your shortbread and leave to cool and set.
  7. No Millionaire’s Shortbread recipe would be complete without a decadent chocolate topping. To make it, melt your chocolate once your caramel has set. For plain milk chocolate, simply melt in a bowl over hot water, pour over your caramel and leave to it to set! Or, for a marbled milk and white topping, melt your chocolate flavours separately and cover the caramel with your milk chocolate. Then add your melted white chocolate on top, and swirl together using a skewer or cocktail stick.

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Now you’re all set! Next time you’re inviting friends round, or are visiting family, why not whip up a batch? This Millionaire’s Shortbread recipe will be a firm favourite before you know it.

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