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Caramel Shortbread


Family Recipe

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Rate this recipe 3.3/5 (123 Votes)


  • Filling:
  • 2 Large Tins (400g) of Condensed Milk
  • Shortbread Base:
  • 453g Self Raising Flour
  • 340g Plain Flour
  • 226g Corn Flour
  • 680g Butter
  • 226g Sugar
  • Topping:
  • 200g Cooking Chocolate (Milk or Dark to own taste)


servings 45
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 180mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Caramel Filling:
Place the condensed milk in a pan of water and bring to the boil

Step 2

Cook over a medium heat for 3.5 to 4 Hours (add boiling water as required - do not allow to boil dry)
Cool for at least 3 hours or overnight

Step 3

Shortbread Base:
Heat oven to 160 deg C/325 / Gas 3

Step 4

Melt butter and mix with all dry ingredients

Step 5

Press lightly into trays to desired thickness (usually 5 to 8mm for Caramel Shortbread)

Step 6

Prick all over with a fork

Step 7

Bake in the center of the oven for 35 to 40 mins until firm to the touch and lightly browned

Step 8

When shortbread is cool, open tin/s of condensed milk and spread over the shortbread

Step 9

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water.
Spread the melted chocolate over the caramel and leave to cool.

Step 10

Just before set cut to portion size
Put in the fridge to set fully.

For best results make the caramel the night before and leave to cool overnight.
This recipe makes a lot of portions. You can cut all ingredients in half to make smaller amount.

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