Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2020

Millionaire’s Shortbread

A recipe for Millionaire’s Shortbread by Miele

With layers of crumbly shortbread, sweet caramel and rich chocolate, it’s no wonder Millionaire’s Shortbread is a well-loved sweet treat for adults and kids alike! This easy, quick recipe is great to make at home with the kids. Substitute some of the flour for the shortbread crust with polenta, cornmeal or ground almonds for a twist on the classic recipe.

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Millionaire's Shortbread

Author Miele


For the shortbread crust

  • 200 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the caramel layer

  • 400 g condensed milk
  • 100 g golden syrup
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the chocolate layer

  • 200 g dark or milk chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat a Miele Oven on Fan Plus 180°C and grease a 20cm square tin.

  2. To make the shortbread crust, combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl and cream with an electric whisk until light and fluffy for a couple of minutes. Add in the flour and salt and gently mix until the dough comes together.

  3. Press evenly into the tin and bake for about 30minutes or until lightly coloured on top. Set aside to cool.

  4. For the caramel filling, combine everything in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over a medium heat whisking constantly. Continue to cook over a low heat until the mixture thickens and looks fudgy. Pour over the cooled shortbread, spread evenly and allow to set.

  5. For the chocolate layer, simply melt the chocolate in a saucepan over the lowest induction setting and pour over the caramel layer. When using an induction hob, you can leave the chocolate melting completely undisturbed as it will never burn or dry out.

  6. Spread the chocolate over the shortbread and caramel layer, allow to set at room temperature and cut into 16 squares using a knife. Serve and enjoy.

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