Orange Millionaires Shortbread

Now this is easy peasy, you just have to squint at the ingredients and not give a thought to your arteries.  I have made this for August Bank Holiday weekend, when I have a house full of adults, but energy burning 4 children all under 7… whooooo  oh yes my Ellie dog and a spaniel puppy!!!

I may have eaten all of this before they arrive!!

Ingredients 

100g unsalted butter 
300g shortbread biscuits - there is no need for good quality

1 tin condensed milk 
150g sugar, light sugar looks best, but I only had dark so 
it just makes the caramel a bit darker
1 orange 

150g chocolate, I have used dark, which is very grown up
children would prefer milk... but that would leave less for me!
50g unsalted butter 

Method

line a baking tin with parchment or tin foil.
ideally a 9" square, but what ever size you have in, 
I only have a rectangular shape, but it still works fine,
all it means is you cut the slices smaller if the shortbread is thicker

put the biscuits into a bag and bash with a rolling pin, or put into 
a food processor and whiz till crumbs as I have 

melt the 100g of butter then stir in the biscuit crumbs

once nicely coated put into the baking tin, firm down 
put into the fridge to set

Whilst the base is cooling in the fridge.
Put the tin of condensed milk and sugar into a heavy bottom pan 
and heat until melted together

add the zest and juice of the orange to the mixture

after a few stirs, leave to cool for a few minutes then 
pour over the shortbread base. Put back in the fridge
Again whilst that is cooling in the fridge,
Boil a pan of water, which fits a bowl over the top 
bash the chocolate into smaller pieces 
put in the bowl, it is really important no water gets into the bowl
add the 50g of butter and stir until all melted and smooth.
again allow to cool slightly 
then pour on top of the mix, smoothing out slightly although I quite
like the home made look.

put back in the fridge for at least an hour to set.

Now this can be kept in an airtight container for a couple of weeks!!! ha ha, … no chance.

Enjoy

 

SL  xx

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