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Caramel Squares

Caramel Squares otherwise know as millionaires shortbread are a classic and I’ve been making these since childhood.

Servings: 24 squares

Cooking time: 30 minutes

caramel squares recipe

What you’ll need

  • Swiss roll tin 12′ x 9″, lightly buttered

Ingredients – Caramel Squares

Base:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 25g semolina
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 175g butter

Filling:

  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 200g butter
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup

Topping:

  • 350g milk chocolate

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. To make the shortbread base put the flour and semolina into a bowl, rub in the butter, add the sugar and mix until it starts to come together. Or use a food mixer with the paddle attachment.
  3. Press into the tin and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a light golden colour.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  5. Put the condensed milk into a small heavy based pan, add the butter and golden syrup and cook on a high heat stirring constantly until the mixture starts to thicken and turn a caramel colour. This can take 5 – 10 minutes.
  6. It is important to not leave it and don’t stop stirring as it will burn very easily. Also it’s important to keep stirring right into the edges of the pan as this where the caramel starts to catch and goes dark ver quickly.
  7. If this happens and you have darker specks of caramel, don’t worry about that as long as it’s not burnt.
  8. Straight away pour the mixture over the base and then allow to cool.
  9. Melt the chocolate and spread it over the top and then leave it to cool in the fridge just until the chocolate is set.
  10. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

Notes

These caramel squares will keep very well in an airtight container for at least a week.

If you don’t cook the caramel long enough it will be sweeter and softer.

The caramel will go hard if it is cooked too long.

You could also use dark chocolate on top.

You can find more classic recipes on the Recipes page or join us for one of my hands-on baking or cooking Classes

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