How to: Millionaires’ Shortbread

Now I’m on maternity leave, I thought I’d finally get round to some how to posts in particular; Baking.

I will admit that the revival of Bake Off! has re-inspired me to bake some more and I kicked things off last week with Millionaires’ Shortbread.

Ingredients Required for the shortbread:

  • 250g plain flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 175g butter, softened

Ingredients needed for the caramel:

  • I decided to cheat a little and rather than make my caramel from scratch, I decided to test out Lotus Biscoff Spread

Ingredients needed for the chocolate topping:

  • 200g plain or milk chocolate, broken into pieces

First Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees before lining a tin with baking paper.

To make the shortbread, combine the flour and sugar in a bowl before rubbing in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs. You then knead the mixture until it forms a dough and press it into the tin so it is even and prick with a fork.

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It’s all about the luxury chocolate’s

I am going to own up here to something so crazy that some of you may be shocked. I don’t care much for chocolate!!!! (Gasp) I am a savoury person more than a sweet and its very seldom that I crave chocolate ever.

However in the spirit of Easter, I thought I would compile my pick of chocolate, but not just any chocolate, I’m going all out and selecting the best of the luxury chocolates! Go big or go home right?! haha

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Oeuf Maisonnette Egg £24.95 // Venchi Chocolate & Hazlenut Egg £49.99 // The Ostrich Easter Egg £75.00 // Charbonnel et Walker Egg £29.95 // Chocolatier’s Egg 2015 £80.00 // Godiva Easter Bunnies for Selfridges £6.50 (only available in store)

If I was going to spend money on luxury chocolates then it would have to be some of these. Sighs – if only I could win the lottery to buy these! I was lucky enough to receive some of the Godiva for Selfridges chocolates to try and here’s what they look like in the flesh.

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What do you think? have you ever spent a small fortune on chocolate?

Hope you enjoy looking at these bad boys.

Laura x

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