First invented in Scotland this delicious recipe is so easy to follow, the name comes from all the rich ingredients in it. My son Max recently made this for school and was given a Head Teachers award, so I’d say that’s praise in itself!
225g / 8oz plain flour
175g / 6oz unsalted butter
75g / 3 oz caster sugar
150g / 5oz butter
1 x 379g can condensed milk
100g / 3 1/2 golden syrup
350g / 12 oz chocolate
1* Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2. Line a 23cm/9in square cake tin with baking parchment.
2* Combine the flour and butter cubes in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. (Alternatively, you can rub the butter in by hand.)
3* Add in the caster sugar and pulse again until combined.
4* Tip the mixture into the lined cake tin and spread it out evenly with the back of a spoon. Then press the shortbread down firmly with your knuckles so that it is tightly packed in the tin.
5* Bake the shortbread for 30 minutes or until very light golden brown. Set aside to cool.
6* Meanwhile, for the topping, heat the butter, condensed milk and golden syrup in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to the boil, stirring frequently. The caramel will thicken and turn golden-brown. Set aside to cool slightly, then pour over the cooled shortbread. Allow to cool completely.
7* Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (ensure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water), stirring occasionally.
8* Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel and set aside until the chocolate has cooled completely.