The other day, I took a look at my wonderful baking book and decided I wanted to make something from it. I didn’t get a chance to. In fact, Steve decided to pick it up, chose a recipe and sent me to the shop for any ingredients we didn’t have. Charming. But it was so worth letting him do the baking…I would never have been able to make anything as yummy as these!
Amazing baking book for a bargain price!
How they look in the book
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus chilling and cooling time
Cook time: 45 minutes
160g plain flour
60g caster sugar
215g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 x 397g tin of condensed milk
100g light brown soft sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
150g Sainsburys Belgian milk chocolate (we used Dairy Milk instead)
50g Sainsburys Belgian white chocolate (the only white chocolate we
could find in the village was Milkybar,so we used that…lol!)
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4.
2. In a food processor, whizz the flour, caster sugar and 115g
butter until it’s like breadcrumbs. Press into an 18cm square tin
and prick with a fork. Chill for 20 minutes, then bake for 30
minutes, until just turning golden. Cool in the tin.
3. In a pan, heat the condensed milk, brown sugar, syrup and the
remaining 100g butter. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time. Boil,
still stirring, for 5-8 minutes until thickened. Pour the caramel onto
the shortbread, then cool for 30 minutes.
4. Melt the milk and the white chocolate seperately. Pour the milk
chocolate on the caramel, then pour on the white chocolate. Swirl
with a skewer to create a marbled effect. Chill for 2 hours until set,
then remove from the tin and cut into squares.
And here is the finished result (super yummy!):
Before being cut into pieces
Already eaten a few too many….
The finished product.
It was amazing, probably the best Millionaire’s Shortbread I’ve ever had! So yummy!
Can’t wait to try out some more recipes from this book!
It has been an eventful week in the madhouse that is my home this week! We’ve visited family, received lots of lovely post, had some bad news, heard some good news, met a new addition to my friends family…It’s been exhausting! Here are my photos from the past week:
1. Jack enjoying a cuddle with his great-grandfather (on Steve’s side)
2. Lush roast dinner made by Steve – gammon, roast potatoes,roast parsnips, Yorkshire puds, stuffing, various sauces and for some reason, onion rings and potato letters – Steve tried to spell my name! 🙂
I apologise if this is an overly gushy post but today marks mine & Steve’s three year anniversary. Such a lot has happened in that time – we’ve moved more times than we care to remember and of course, Jack has come along too to make our little family complete.
So – happy anniversary Steve, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us…
Yes, it’s that time again…here’s what I’ve been snapping this week…
Cute little letters//Tweeting & reading in the bath//FOTD with freshly washed hair//Pretty flowers//Chinese Chicken burgers with cheese//Limited Edition Mango & Passionfruit flavoured Fanta- lush!//My lovely win from Reidz & Emma//Not entirely impressed by Daddy’s new Lazyboy//Very cheesy carbonara with garlic bread-yum yum!!//Saving some for later, maybe??//Luxurious bubble bath
So what has he been doing for the past month? He’s rolling over from stomach to back and almost conquered rolling from back to stomach. He’s developed quite a personality, he’s generally very chatty and giggly when awake (unless he wants something, of course!)
He’s starting to respond properly to his name now – he used to just look around when we called his name, but now searches around the room until he can find us and smiles.
HE’S STARTED ON SOLIDS! Only one a day, but it’s a start – he’s eating most of the things we put in front of him but seems to prefer the fruity purees more. Once he’s having a few more purees a day, we’ve decided we’ll start making our own.
He had his 4 month injections the other day and they really did not go down too well. He screamed for an hour on Monday night after them and would not settle down, no matter what we tried. He seems okay now though, but I’m glad he doesn’t need any more injections until he’s a year old!
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