Evening all. Well today was the day of the dreaded budget. It didn't turn out as bad as I thought, we hopefully shouldn't be affected too badly except on Marks disability living allowance. But I know others who are affected worse so can't complain. :)
Anyway, was a bit scrapped out after yesterday so decided to bake some caramel shortbread. :) Was really impressed with how it turned out so thought I'd share the recipe. :)
You will need:
- 200g butter
- 250g caster sugar
- 250g plain flour
- 2tsp cornflour
- Pinch of salt
- 4tbsp golden syrup
- 397g tin of condensed milk
- 150g dark chocolate
1 - Preheat Oven to gas mark 4 and grease a tin approx 8inches by 9 inches.
2 - Cream together 120g of the butter with 125g of the sugar until it is light and fluffy.
3 - Mix in the flour, cornflour and salt until it becomes a stiff dough. Add a little water if needed.
4 - Press the dough into a tin. (Now I admit at this point both kids were running around my legs, so I first put the dough into the tin then the oven without photographing it. So took it out, took a picture then put it back in. Then realised I hadn't greased the tray, so took it all out, greased tray, pressed dough back in and put in the oven. Which is why mine looks a mess. I'd lost the will to care. lol. Learn from my mistakes however, make sure ites pressed right into the corners. Turns out much better. :) )
5 - Bake at gas mark 4 for about 10 mins, then turn down heat to gas mark 3 and bake for a further 10-15 depending on your oven. (mine took 20)
6 - Have a cup of tea while base is baking. Takeout of oven and allow to cool. While cooling, pour remaining butter and sugar into a saucepan. Add the syrup and condensed milk. Bring to boil then boil for 10 mins stirring constantly until it is thick. It will also grow in size so make sure its a big saucepan! (again learn form my mistakes. lol)
7 - Pour over cooled shortbread and allow to set.
8 - Melt chocolate and pour over set fudge.
9 - Allow all to set, cut up (heated knife stops choc from breaking) and enjoy!!