Millionaire’s Shortbread

Bill Oldfield

Millionaire's shortbreadIf you’ve never cooked this, and you have a slightly sweet tooth, then you should do so. Immediately. And if you don’t think you’ve died and gone to heaven, then you’ve got no soul.

I love the result of boiling the unopened can of condensed milk for hours until you end up with a rich and deep caramel. Coincidentally, when cooking this for the column, I noticed there was a recipe for millionaire’s shortbread on the back of the can. Don’t copy it. It won’t be a patch on this.

One can of condensed milk.
300g plain flour.
200g unsalted butter at room temperature
100g castor sugar
Pinch of salt
275g dark chocolate with 70% cocoa solids
50 ml runny honey

Place the can of condensed milk in a large pan and cover with boiling water. Bring back to the boil, partly cover with a lid (to stop splashes) and…

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