As me and my 2 oldest boys are racing tonight I thought I’d make us a little treat for when we have done.
These treats always bring a tear to my eye when making as my grandma always made them for me at Easter, Birthdays, Christmas or just whenever she thought of me… up until a year ago when she fell over and broke her leg, now she is in a nursing home unable to ever walk again….
Moving on… I made these last year and my oldest son said” I could just imagine bringing my family over to see you and you making me them “YES” not for a long long time I thought 🙂
If you’ve not got a food processor like me use a electric mixer but mine broke today so did it by hand (and the base didn’t turn out to good the shortbread stayed in the pan).
If there is a Fairy hob mother that I’ve been hearing a few blogs mention I would love a new Electric whisk 😉
You will need:
- 115g/4 oz butter, plus little for greasing
- 175g/6 oz plain flour
- 55g/2 oz golden caster sugar
- 175g/6 oz butter
- 115g/4 oz golden caster sugar
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 400g/14 oz canned condensed milk
- 200g/7 oz plain chocolate broken into pieces
- Preheat the oven to 180 oC /350oF /gas mark 4.
- Grease and line the base of a 23-cm/9 inch shallow square cake tin.
- Place the butter, flour and sugar in a food processor and process until it bind together.
- Press the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes,or until golden brown.
Meanwhile make the filling:
- Place the butter,sugar, golden syrup and condensed milk in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
- Bring to the boil and simmer for 6-8 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes very thick.
- Pour over the shortbread base and leave to cool.
- When cool put in the refrigerator until firm.
To make the topping:
- Melt the chocolate and leave to cool.
- Then spread over the caramel.
- Chill in the refrigerator until set.
- Cut the shortbread into 12 pieces with a sharp knife and serve….
This is not my recipe all credits go to – The big book if baking.
Forgot to mention my 2 oldest boy’s ran for Nottinghamshire in the County champs on Sunday. They came back with a medal each 1 with gold one with silver = very proud mum…