Thursday, December 1, 2011

Million Dollar Shortbread with Toffee and a Winner

First things first.  The winner of my Mama Pea book Peas and Thank You: Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love chosen by is comment # 14 by Sharon from Bit of the Good Stuff.

If you haven't been to Sharon's blog do pop over as she has some fantastic recipes as well as some beautiful shots of her hometown Bath, England.

Now on to my recipe, Million Dollar Shortbread with Toffee.

This recipe is from the mother of a friend of mine.  The mother is originally from England and this recipe is OUT.OF.THIS.WORLD!

For the Shortbread

4 oz butter
2 oz sugar
4 oz flour

Mix all of these together and press into the bottom of an 8x8 dish.

Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.


4 oz butter, melted
2 T. corn syrup (I used dark)
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Stir the butter, syrup, and milk in a saucepan. 

Bring to a boil while stirring constantly (if the mixture starts to boil please turn down the heat).

Once the toffee comes to a boil turn the heat down to medium and cook for 7 minutes (while still stirring constantly).

Pour over the shortbread and allow to cool.

When you are done sometimes your spoon will have a little leftover

Feel free to lick it off AFTER the toffee has cooled (other wise you will be in the hospital with 3rd degree burns on your tongue).

Top the cooled toffee with melted chocolate (I used 1 1/4 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips).

I allowed this to cool overnight on my counter and this is the lovely treat I had waiting for me this morning:

The toffee is still soft and chewy, a delicious treat for breakfast for the afternoon with some tea or coffee.

Join the Virtual Cookie Recipe Exchange with Flour On My Face  Prizes donated by King Arthur Flour, St Martins Press / Robin L. Olson and Garnish."

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  1. Oh my gosh I am seriously the winner? That is so exciting!!! I've been wanting to read that book ever since it came out. Thank you so much Rachel :) xx

  2. BTW, I've been drooling over the pictures for the past 5 minutes. Such a shame I've got this dairy allergy... or maybe it's a good thing as I don't think I could restrain myself with just one piece of your shortbread. It looks so incredibly delicious!

  3. Okay, wait. This looks so great and easy! I want to eat that last picture. I'm afraid I would eat it for every meal (not just for breakfast or an afternoon snack). :) Totally drooling over here too!

  4. Mmmmmm...these look FABULOUS!

  5. this looks easy to make and the ingredient is easy to find too. I will try to make this and I know that my kids will love it.

  6. Hi! Wanted to let you know I'm featuring this at tomorrow Tasty Tuesday party. Thanks SO much for linking hope. Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!

  7. MMMmmmm GREAT! This would go perfect with my coffee! Now if only I could reach through the screen and grab a piece! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)