Sunday, 24 March 2013

Sunday Sweets #23 Salted Caramel Shortcake

I love millionaires shortbread and wanted to try it with salted caramel as for me the only thing better than caramel is salted caramel, yum!  The recipe on the side of the Carnation condensed milk can says that you can use broken up shortbread mixed with melted butter for the base which would make it even easier.  I didn't have any shortbread but did have the ingredients to make my own.  Next time round I think I will swap the chocolate for dark chocolate and maybe use half the amount listed, it was a bit too chocolatey for my tastes, I prefer the flavours of the caramel and shortbread.


For the Shortbread:
175g unsalted butter
75g caster sugar
1 vanilla pod, split and the seeds scraped out
225g plain flour

For the Caramel:
150g butter
150g soft dark brown sugar
1 397g tin condensed milk
1 tsp sea salt

For the topping
300g milk chocolate


Heat oven to 180C / Fan 160C / Gas 4

Grease and line a 9” square cake tin
Rub the butter, sugar, vanilla seeds and flour together in a bowl to make a rough dough
Press the dough into the cake tin and prick all over with a fork

Bake the dough in the oven for 5 minutes then reduce the oven to 150C / Fan 130C / Gas2 and bake for a further 35 minutes.  

Once cooked allow to cool in the tin

Heat the butter and sugar together in a pan gently stirring until melted together

Add the condensed milk and bring to a rapid boil stirring continuously

Cook for a minute or so until the caramel has thickened

Add the sea salt

Pour the caramel over the base and allow to cool

Chill for 30 minutes until set

Melt the chocolate and pour over the set caramel

Allow to cool and chill until set

Serve with a lovely cup of tea and enjoy!



  1. That looks almost as bad for me as the Slutty Brownie I inhaled last week, and I want a piece!

  2. These look delicious, millionaire's shortbread is my favourite thing ever! xx

  3. Sarah you kill me haha!

  4. Oh my wooooord, this sounds bloomin' amazing! I love caramel shortbread and salted caramel, so this is heaven to me! Why do I have to be dieting :( xo

  5. Millionaire's shortbread is my favourite naughty treat, these sound amazing! x

  6. Mmmmmm, looks divine. And you're right, salted caramel is the best!

  7. That does look amazing. I've only made Millionaire's shortbread once or twice, for some reason getting the caramel to work takes me an age.

  8. Actually drooling at my desk. I need to make this! x

  9. Looks amazing! Sarah, please come and bake for me! xx

  10. Oh this looks so good, I love caramel shortcake and I love salted caramel, I had a pot of the stuff at Christmas and ended up eating most of it in sneaky spoonfuls when everyone was napping! My mum makes a great one with salted peanuts in the caramel, so good! xx

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