These bars are so delicious. They have a flaky, buttery shortbread base, a chewy caramel center, and to top it all off - chocolate. So really, they're like amazingly tasty homemade Twix bars.
I made them for the first time a little bit ago, and they turned out great. They did take a while because there's quite a lot of steps involved, but it was a really fun project for a Saturday morning.
I used this recipe. Here's a step-by-step of how I made them:
| The Ingredients Needed |
First, measure out the flour.
Next, add in the butter. A handy tip is to grate in the butter - it makes rubbing it in quicker. If you have a food processor, you could use that for this step.
Rub in the butter until it's breadcrumb-texture. Then, add in the sugar.
Place the mixture in a tin lined with parchment paper and firmly press down. It needs to really packed in, and evenly distributed.
Now for the caramel layer! Heat the butter, condensed milk and golden syrup in a saucepan. Don't let it burn - keep stirring! Increase the heat and bring the mixture to the boil. The caramel will thicken and turn golden-brown. YUM.
Once that's ready, allow it to cool for a few minutes...
...and then pour it over the shortbread base.
At last, it's time for the chocolate layer. Melt the chocolate (I used a mix of milk chocolate and dark chocolate) in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Let the chocolate cool slightly before pouring it onto the caramel-and-shortbread. Make sure the caramel layer has cooled and has set-up.
And you're done! The chocolate takes a while to harden, but you can put it in the fridge to speed it up. I recommend cutting the shortbread into small squares, because it is very rich. (Get it? Rich? Because it's Millionaire's Shortbread? Best. Pun. Ever.)
Have you baked anything new lately? I'd love to get some ideas from all of you!