Today is the start of the 2021 Virtual Cookie Exchange Bog Hop. Thank you Carol from Just Let me Quilt for organising the hop. I can't wait to get some more cookie recipes.
Our favourite sweet treat is Millionaires shortbread. We don't have it very often as it's quite calorific but I always get asked to make it for high days, holidays and birthdays. The recipe remains the same but I alter the chocolate topping. Usually I just use milk chocolate but sometimes I add dark chocolate and sometimes white chocolate
I've told you about this treat before but I've never shared the recipe. Here it is if you want to make it. I'm sorry but I don't have the imperial weights. If you want them leave me a comment and I'll add them on my next post.
For the shortbread.
250g plain flour
75g caster sugar
Mix the flour and the sugar together. Rub in the butter until it resembles bread crumbs. Knead the mixture together until it forms a dough, then press into the base of the 20-22 square prepared tin with sides. Prick the shortbread lightly with a fork and bake for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and very lightly browned. Leave to cool in the tin.
100 g butter
100g light muscovado sugar
397g condensed milk
To make the caramel, place 100g butter or margarine, 100g light muscovado sugar and the can of condensed milk in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Continually stir with a spatula to make sure no sugar sticks to the bottom of the pan. (This can leave brown specks in the caramel but won’t affect the flavour.)
Turn up the heat to medium high, stirring all the time, and bring to the boil, then lower the heat back to low and stirring continuously, for about 5-10 minutes or until the mixture has thickened slightly. Pour over the shortbread and leave to cool.
For the topping, melt 200g plain or milk chocolate slowly in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Pour over the cold caramel and leave to set. Cut into squares or bars with a hot knife.
I also made some cinnamon treats. I love cinnamon and it certainly tastes like Christmas.
I've still got a lot of preparation to do for Christmas but I have time to try out other treats so I'm looking forward to visiting the other blogs taking part. Here is the schedule.