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.
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
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.
What do you think? have you ever spent a small fortune on chocolate?
Hope you enjoy looking at these bad boys.