Banoffee Millionaire's Shortbread

Friday, 22 September 2017

Banoffee Millionaire's Shortbread

How can you make millionaire's shortbread even better? Add bananas! This banoffee millionaire's shortbread is a real treat.

I made this batch of banoffee millionaire's shortbread before the Great British Bake Off Caramel Week episode aired. If I had watched the episode first I would have baked the shortbread bases separately or waited for them to warm up a bit rather than cutting them straight out of the fridge. As you can see they aren't the prettiest of biscuits but luckily that has no effect whatsoever on the taste.

I also made an error on mt Tesco delivery. One that I didn't notice before I started baking. Rather than ordering Carnation condensed milk so I could combine it with golden syrup and butter to make the caramel, I ordered Carnation caramel. This wasn't a total disaster, but it did mean that the caramel was a little softer than I hoped. I did add some butter to it which I think helped a little.

At the end of the day, however, they tasted good and were gobbled up by the family. Cries of "Oh you can make this again." were heard from my eldest. I did have to stress that I couldn't make it that often as it is loaded in calories and I have no willpower and would happily scoff the lot! I certainly just can't stop at one bite!

Banoffee Millionaire's Shortbread

To make the shortbread:
  • 175g plain flour
  • 130g butter
  • 55g butter

For the Topping:
  • 1 can of Carnation Caramel
  • 60g butter
  • 2 bananas
  • 300g milk chocolate
  • banana chips
  1. Line an 8 inch square tin with grease proof paper and pre heat the oven to 150C
  2. Rub the butter into the flour.
  3. Mix in the caster sugar and press into the lined tin.
  4. Bake for around 30 minutes until it is a light golden brown.
  5. Allow the shortbread to cool.
  6. Warm the caramel through and add the butter. Allow to cool slightly and pour over the shortbread.
  7. Allow to cool in the fridge.
  8. Slice the bananas and add on top of the caramel. I used 16 slices.
  9. Melt the chocolate and pour over the top.
  10. Place banana chips on top of the chocolate.
  11. Allow the chocolate to harden then cut into pieces and enjoy!

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