19. August 2006

what better way to celebrate post no. 100 ...

... than making salted macadamia millionaire’s shortbread

salted macadamia millionaire’s shortbread

(16 squares) (recipe from waitrose food illustrated)

125 g salted butter, plus some extra for greasing
50 g caster sugar
175 plain flour
150 g roasted and salted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

toffee filling and chocolate topping
100 g caster sugar
115 g salted butter
200 g condensed milk
2 tbsp golden syrup
200 g milk chocolate, chopped
50 g white chocolate, melted

01 preheat the oven to 150 °c
02 line a 23 cm square cake tin with greaseproof paper
03 rub the butter, sugar and flour together in a bowl until it forms a very stiff, crumbly dough
04 press into the tin and press the nuts on top
05 bake for 30-35 minutes until lightly golden
06 cool
07 meanwhile, make the toffee by slowly melting the sugar and 100 g butter for 10 minutes until thick and bubbling.
08 add the condensed milk and golden syrup and bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly.
09 reduce the heat and stir the mixture vigorously for 5-10 minutes, scraping the sides and bottom of the pan, until the toffee is thick and golden. if brown patches start to appear, add a drop of condensed milk
10 pour over the shortbread and set for 20 minutes in the fridge
11 boil 4 tbsp water in a pan, take off the heat and stir in the milk chocolate with the remaining butter until melted.
12 spread over the toffee.
13 chill for 2 hours
14 drizzle melted white chocolate from a teaspoon
15 cut into squares with a hot knife
16 voilá, death by chocolate & fudge!
it has been a good ride so far, i have made lots of new friends. thumbs up for another 100 posts!


Claudia hat gesagt…

And the macadamia shortbread really looks yummy.

Zarah Maria hat gesagt…

Yay! Congrats! And hear hear for a 100 more posts - at least! The shortbread is definitely not a bad way to celebrate it!:-)

Dianka hat gesagt…

Oh my! These look so rich and delicious! Perfect way to celebrate your 100th post! Congrats!

Pamela hat gesagt…

mmmmm...looks lovely!

Anonym hat gesagt…

A definitive candidate for Flickr: Food Porn *g*

johanna hat gesagt…

how utterly sinful this looks... my only attempt at making millonaire's shortbread has failed so far - maybe I should try your recipe!