Millionaire’s Shortbread

This high-calorie treat, also known as ‘caramel shortbread’ is popular in Britain. I’ve heard it is called “Millionaire’s” because it is very ‘rich’ (which can mean ‘sweet’) – it’s an English wordplay joke. Here is some I made recently:

このハイカロリーのお菓子はキャラメルショートブレッドとして知られ、イギリスではとても人気です. ミリオネアーの、とも言われています。なぜなら、とても `リッチ’ だからです。こちらは 最近 Kevinが作ったものです。

Here is a typical recipe


For the shortbread: ショートブレッド

170g plain flour 小麦粉170g

60g sugar  砂糖 60g

120g butter バター120g


For the caramel: キャラメル
1 (397g) can of condensed milk 397g入り練乳
2 tablespoons golden syrup ゴールデンシロップ大さじ2
60g sugar          砂糖 60g

120g butter        バター 120g

For chocolate topping: チョコレートトッピング
1 (100g) bar milk chocolate, melted チョコ100gを溶かす

Rub the flour, sugar and butter together to make a dough. Then press it into a baking tray and bake at 170C for about 15 minutes.
In a pan, heat the butter, condensed milk, syrup  and sugar until boiling, stirring continuously, and then reduce the heat for a further 5-10 minutes, still stirring. Pour it onto the shortbread and leave it to cool.
Melt the chocolate and pour it over the caramel, and then put it in a fridge to set.







It is maybe impossible to find Golden Syrup in Japan. I have heard some people recommend using maple syrup instead – but I have never tried it; it may taste very different, and the texture may also be different.