• Cooking Time: About 45 minutes
  • Servings: 15 to 18 slices
  • Preparation Time: About 2 1/2 hours


This recipe is from "500 chocolate delights" by Lauren Floodgate. It's delicious and makes a large quantity.


  • -2 1/2 cups flour
  • -1/4 cup cornstarch
  • -2 cups unsalted butter
  • -1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • -1 cup light brown sugar
  • -2 14-oz cans of sweetened
  • and condensed milk
  • -8 oz milk or semisweet chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F (180 C). Put the flour, cornstarch, 1 cup butter, and sugar in a food processor and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Turn into a 13x9 in (33x23-cm.) jelly roll pan and pack down with the back of a spoon. Prick well with a fork and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until pale golden. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool.
  • Place the remaining butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over low heat until melted. Add the condensed milk and bring slowly to a boil. Stir continuously until the mixture turns a pale caramel color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Pour over the top of the shortbread and level with the back of a spoon. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until set.
  • Melt the chocolate in double boiler and spread over the caramel. Chill in the refrigerator until set.
  • To serve, cut into 15 to 18 slices.

Categories: Bar  Bar  Caramel/Nougat  Creamy  Soft Center  Sweet 

Author Credit: Lauren Floodgate

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