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Millionaires Shortbread/Caramel Shortbread

Millionaires shortbread is a coffee shop classic and also a Scottish traditional bake
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: baking
Servings: 10
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 115 g/4 oz unsalted butter
  • 175 g/6oz plain flour
  • 55 g/2oz golden caster sugar
  • Toppings
  • 175 g/6oz unsalted butter
  • 115 g/4oz golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 400 g/14oz can condensed milk
  • 200 g/7oz good quality chocolate I use a mix of plain and milk then swirled some white chocolate on top


  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F and line a shallow 23cm tin
  • Make the shortbread base by whizzing together the base ingredients in food processor and then press into the prepared baking tin
  • Bake for approx 25 mins till golden on top
  • Topping
  • Heat butter, sugar, condensed milk and golden syrup in a pan till sugar has dissolved
  • Raise the temperature to a boil then simmer for 8 minutes till thickens but keep stirring so it doesn’t stick to bottom of pan
  • Pour over the shortbread base and place in fridge to set completely
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler/bain marie and pour over the chilled solid caramel topped shortbread
  • Swirl on melted white chocolate to decorate
  • Pop back into the fridge to set and then cut into squares with a sharp knife