Friday, 3 April 2015

Salted Caramel Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread (!)

Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp

Easter is finally here! That means 3 things - my kitchen is a state, I feel sick already from all the sugar I've consumed and I'm seeing William!!!

For me, Easter is being with the family- having Easter egg hunts in the garden with my cousins and a massive roast lamb(!) This year will be slightly different, but boy am I one excited puppy about it. William's moved away with work for 3 months and my parents have jetted off to Thailand…as you do (jealous doesn't even cover it) so William's family have kindly adopted me for the weekend which I'm very happy about and it means I get to see my boy!

Lamb is still in the equation (smiley face) but I thought I'd provide some essential baked treats for afters, or befores, or both!


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


One glance at these millionaire shortbreads and my tongue is lolling out to one side like the dog in Garfield.

It's going to take a lot of restraint not to devour the entire batch on the train up to York.


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


What You'll Need //

70g caster sugar
180g plain flour
130g unsalted butter

1 tin condensed milk
2 tbsp golden syrup
60g caster sugar
120g butter
1 tbsp sea salt

Big bar of milk & white choccie
Mini eggs

Preheat oven to 170 degrees


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


Method
Sift your flour and sugar into a mixing bowl then add the butter.
Mix together to form a soft dough and squash down into a lined baking tray. (Mine was approx 16cm x 26cm)
Prick the dough all over with a fork and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until light golden.


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


Whilst shortbread is baking, into a pan pour the condensed milk, golden syrup, sugar, butter & salt.
On a low heat, stir continuously until a golden caramel colour is reached. This can take some time but be patient and keep stirring!


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


Leave shortbread to cool for a few minutes and pour over the caramel mmm. DON'T do what I did and lick the caramel spoon…(it still hurts this morning)

Leave caramel to cool for 30 minutes.
Make a bain marie with 2 saucepans and 2 bowls, into which melt your milk and white choccie separately.
Once caramel has cooled, pour over your melted chocolate (I didn't learn my lesson and licked the spoon again, this time it was ok!) Make pretty swirly patterns with your white chocolate.


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp

Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


Crush your mini eggs and sprinkle over the top et voila! Look how pretty.
Cool in the fridge over night.


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp

Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp

Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


Here it goes…the circus millionaire shortbread balancing act of 3…


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


A double 3…



Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


She only went and did a 4!!! (so tricky with those naughty mini eggs)


Mini Egg Millionaire Shortbread Easter The Betty Stamp


Serve these as pudding to make yourself even fuller after Easter lunch! Or why not try my Sticky Hot Cross Bun recipe?

Happy Easter everyone! What are you up to for Easter?

Betty x



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10 comments

  1. You had me at the title! This looks absolutely deadly... and yet I have some chocolate and mini eggs in the fridge - hmmm...!!! V impressed with your towers by the way - that must have taken some concentration! x
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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    1. haha I needn't have said more really :) how handy…you might as well make it before they go off … ;) x

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  2. Mmmm, they look amazing Betty! Mr E & I visited my parents today and millionaires shortbread came into the discussion - how much my dad likes this tray bake. I shall have to look at making this salted caramel version for my dad.
    Angela x

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    1. ooo yes you'll have to make him a belated Easter batch for when you next see him :) x

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  3. This is one of my favourites from my childhood! They look stunning how you've decorated them!

    Emma Xx

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    1. thanks Emma! It's a tad messy but things always taste better that way don't you think? :) x

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  4. Oh my these look sooo good! How delish, millionaires shortbread and mini eggs are two of my favourite things so together they must be pretty amazing. Hope you have a fab easter x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Happy Easter to you too Jasmin! Save yourself the time and buy a pack of mill's shortbread, whack it in the microwave for 10 seconds and stick the mini eggs in the top :) x

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