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!

Kommentare:

Claudia hat gesagt…

Congratulations!
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!