Millionaire's Shortbread Recipe

This weeks recipe is one you can't really go wrong with; millionaire's shortbread! A classic that anyone can enjoy.


oil, for greasing

250g (8oz) plain flour

25g (1oz) cornflour

50g (2oz) caster sugar 

175g (6oz) butter, at room temperature


2 tablespoons golden syrup

75g (3oz) butter

75g (3oz) light muscovado sugar

3 tablespoons double cream

75g (3oz) dark or milk chocolate 

75g (3oz) white chocolate (optional)


1. Set the oven to 180° C / 350° F / Gas Mark 4. 

2. Lightly brush a small roasting tin with a little oil.

3. Put the flour, cornflour and sugar in the large mixing bowl.

4. Cut the butter into pieces on the plate then add to the bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture between your fingertips to make small crumbs.

5. Squeeze the crumbs together then tip the mixture into the oiled tin and press flat with your hands.

4. Bake the shortbread for 20-25 minutes until it is pale golden.

5. When the shortbread is almost ready put the golden syrup, butter and sugar in the saucepan and heat until the butter has melted. Boil for 1 minute. Stir in the cream and cook for 30 seconds.

6. Pour the hot toffee over the hot shortbread, smooth flat then leave to cool and set.

7. To finish, break the dark or milk chocolate into pieces and put in a second bowl. Put this over a saucepan of just boiled water and leave for 4-5 minutes until melted.

8. Drizzle spoonfuls of the melted chocolate over the toffee. Chill for 15 minutes.

9. Melt the white chocolate, if using, in the same way as the dark. Chill until set. Cut the shortbread into pieces and lift out of the tin.

These are a family favourite so we're always making these! Remember if you try any of my recipes, drop me a dm, I'd love to see your creations!

Stay safe.

Mia x