Millionaire’s Shortbread Dessert

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Millionaire’s Shortbread Dessert

Serves 4  

Ingredients:

Shortbread - (Makes 12 shortbreads)

250g butter

125g caster sugar

1 Egg, separate the egg white and egg yolk- use both

250g plain flour

150g dark chocolate chips

1 tbsp sea salt 

Salted Caramel

200g brown sugar

50g butter

75ml double cream

20g sea salt flakes

150ml double cream 

Ganache

100ml double cream

150g dark chocolate

Method:

Blend the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. 

Add the egg yolk and mix.

Sieve in the flour and add the chocolate chunks.

Mix the dough together until it forms a crumbly texture, then turn out onto a clean work surface to roll into a log. 

Brush the dough with the remaining egg white and sprinkle with brown sugar. 

Place the shortbread into the fridge to rest and firm up for 1 hour, then cut into 2cm thick slices and place on a non-stick baking tray. 

Bake in a preheated oven 160c for 12-15 minutes. 

To make the caramel:

Place the brown sugar into a large shallow non-stick pan with salt. 

Gently melt the sugar, then add the cream and turn up the heat to a bubble and help the sugar dissolve into a caramel. 

Once all the sugar has dissolved, leave to cool for 5 minutes, then stir in the butter. 

When cooled pour into a preserving jar and keep in the fridge. 

Whip the double cream for the mousse and fold in a few tablespoons of the Carmel. 

Place the double cream onto a medium heat and bring to a gentle boil. 

Add the chunks of dark chocolate and stir until melted.

To make the dessert, crumble a shortbread biscuit into each glass. 

Add a little of the remaining caramel and top with the caramel cream and melted dark chocolate ganache. 

Sprinkle the desserts with a few bits of crumbled up shortbread and place in the fridge to set for 1 hour before serving. 

ENJOY!

Products Used:

Maxwell & Williams Vino Set of 6 400ml Stemless White Wine Glasses

MasterClass Smart Space Mixing Bowl Set with Colander and Measuring Jug

Colourworks Brights Navy Silicone-Headed Kitchen Spoon with Long Handle

Taylor Pro Waterproof Digital Dual 14Kg Scale

MasterClass Edgekeeper Self-Sharpening 20cm (8") Chef Knife

MasterClass Non-Stick 35cm x 25cm Baking Tray

Home Made Glass 500ml Preserving Jar

MasterClass 31cm Aerating Ball Whisk

MasterClass Shallow 4 Litre Casserole Dish with Lid - Ombre Grey