Let’s Make Mary Berry’s Millionaires Shortbread

Millionaire's Shortbread
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Let’s Make Mary Berry’s Millionaires Shortbread

This is one of my most favourite ‘sweet’ recipe’s from Mary Berry (I love that woman!) Make it! and you will be sooo popular 🙂 and make sure you send me some if you do!


For the base

  • 225g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 225g butter
  • 100g semolina

For the topping

  • 175g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 x 397g can condensed milk

200 g dark chocolate, broken into pieces


1. Set the oven to 160C/gas2. Lightly grease a 20cm x 33cm oblong/ Swiss roll tin.

2. Place all the ingredients for the base into a food processor and
whizz together until they form a smooth dough (if preferred this can be
done by hand in a bowl).

3. Press the mixture into the base of the Swiss roll tin and prick
with a fork. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until golden and firm. Set
aside to cool.

4. To make the topping, place the butter, sugar, syrup and condensed
milk into a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the butter has

5. Bubble the mixture gently for five to eight minutes, stirring all
the time until thick and fudge-like. Pour over the cold shortbread in
an even layer. Leave to cool.

6. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

7. Pour the chocolate over the toffee and leave to set. Cut into small squares and store in an airtight tin.

Mary-Berry-millionaires shortbread

This is a delicious treat for all the family and could be made at any time of the year because it is so quick and easy to rustle up!  It’s ideal for presents too,  but especially at Christmas when we are all allowed a little indulgence!  They can be cut into small or large pieces and hold their shape quite well if you want to put them in Mason Jars to add that special touch!

I hope you try this recipe and if you do…let me know how you got on 🙂

Bye for Now and Happy Cooking!

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  1. Leslie
    29th August 2010 / 5:50 pm

    now that makes me Happy!!! Thanks for the recipe, it looks fantastic.

  2. Modern Country Style
    27th August 2010 / 1:07 pm

    Oooh, my favourites. They are sooo scrumptious. You can buy cansof Dulce de leche from Sainsbury's, etc to make the whole caramel boiling and faffing bit easier. I'm LOVING your lovely blog.

  3. bellaboo
    26th August 2010 / 2:49 pm

    I LOVE millionaires shortbread!I've never made it,but the ones I buy..and the best in my opinion..are the M and S ones.I'm going to give Mary Berry's recipe a try,I have her Ultimate Cake book,and all the things I've tried from it have been really good.Bellaboo :o)

  4. Delcie Wardrop
    25th August 2010 / 10:04 pm

    Hi Happy, We call that 'Chocolate Caramel Slice'down under and I used to make it and sell it at the local markets with my other home-baked goods- before everything became so official regarding selling food. I also made a 'Peppermint Choc Slice' that was popular too. If you'd like to see my mega choc cake see here: http://delcie-teapartyland.blogspot.com/2010/08/mega-chocolate-cake.html

  5. Riddlers cottage flowers
    25th August 2010 / 2:24 pm

    These are all my friends favourite so make them all the time. I love them with white chocolate best.We sell lots at our open gardens.When I make them next I will think of you!

  6. Southern Lady's Vintage
    25th August 2010 / 4:15 am

    Mmmmm!! Sounds and looks pretty tempting!!

  7. vivian
    25th August 2010 / 2:40 am

    omg.. would you pass some this way! looks divine!

  8. JCB Design Studio
    24th August 2010 / 2:58 pm

    OMG that looks sooo yummy, I am so going to try that…although I'm will need to convert everything to cups and tbsp's lol Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jenny
    23rd August 2010 / 10:24 pm


  10. The Patchwork Heart
    23rd August 2010 / 10:01 pm

    If you like Mary Berry watch her on "the great british bake", tuesday nights, its a fun programme a bit like masterchef!Heather x

  11. Lavender hearts
    23rd August 2010 / 8:57 pm

    That shortbread looks simply scrumptious! yum, yum! :-)If you haven't done so already, please feel free to enter my giveaway! Lots of Cath Kidston, Sarah Smith and Keep Calm Gallery goodies up for grabs to celebrate 3 years of blogging. 🙂

  12. reprise
    23rd August 2010 / 6:09 pm

    those look heavenly!

  13. Laura
    23rd August 2010 / 5:55 pm

    Mmmm I'll be giving these a bash. The kids will love them! Lx

  14. Floss
    23rd August 2010 / 3:35 pm

    Ag! I love those things!When I first came across them in Devon the caterer who made them for our Guide company called them 'Wellington Slices'. I don't know why. In France they are cut up very small, because the French don't have our sweet tooth, and called 'sables eccossaises' which means Scottish shortbread.So thanks for the recipe and I may just be trying it myself for the first time…

  15. KC'sCourt!
    23rd August 2010 / 2:32 pm

    I have never tried making Millionaires Shortbread, but I think I will.Julie xxxxxxx

  16. Jen
    23rd August 2010 / 2:18 pm

    Yummmmmy! I must try some soon. I have a friend who is a chef and she makes what we have called "billionaires brownies" – same thing but on a brownie base instead of shortbread. DEEEEELICIOUS!

  17. Celestial Charms
    23rd August 2010 / 1:50 pm

    Wow, these look super yummy!Maureen

  18. Anne Marie
    23rd August 2010 / 1:09 pm

    a perfect addition to a tea party! you always look so smart with your ingredients in grams and such – we americans don't measure that way! so now I have my work cut out for me…well, maybe I'll just get my 13yr. son to do it 😉 good math project!xo+blessings,Anne Marie

  19. Heidi
    23rd August 2010 / 12:12 pm

    Those look a little like heaven!!

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