Friday

D.I.Y. Sport Relief Millionaire's Shortbread


As I'm SURE you already know tonight is the night of the wonderful Sport Relief TV show! But don't worry if you haven't bid on Knit Relief yet as Knit Relief does not close until Sunday. Sport Relief is one of my favourite nights of the year and I'm already excited about the TV fest that is to come. To celebrate Sport Relief and try to raise a bit more money I came up with this really easy recipe for red millionaire's shortbread that you can bake to sell to your friends and to enjoy during the show!

I baked a tray the other night and have put it in my hallway charging 50p a square to try and raise a bit more money. If you're wondering what that AMAZING red colour on top of the shortbread is, it's made from something called Candy Melts. Candy Melts are basically vanilla flavoured colourful buttons that you can melt down and use in baking. I'm obsessed with them and have been using them a lot recently and they worked perfectly for this recipe! If you decide to make some please leave a comment and remember to watch Sport Relief tonight on BBC1!


Ingredients:
-       250g shortbread biscuits
-       100g melted butter
-       150g butter
-       150g dark brown soft sugar
-       1 can of Condensed Milk (397g)
-       300g Red Candy Melts (available online and from any baking or craft supplies shop)


STEP ONE: Put the shortbread into a plastic bag and crush using a rolling pin, alternatively you can put them all in the blender, which will crush them as well. Make sure they are 100% crushed.



STEP TWO:  Mix the crushed biscuits and the melted butter in large bowl and then transfer to a baking paper lined baking tray. Make sure your tray is 100% lined, as the finished product is very sticky.


STEP THREE: Chill in the fridge for half an hour or more.

STEP FOUR: Heat the sugar and remaining butter in a non-stick pan stirring gently until melted together. Add the condensed milk and bring to a rapid boil stirring continuously. Once boiling cook for a minute or until the filling has slightly thickened.


STEP FIVEPour caramel over the base, once it has cooked chill in the fridge for half an hour or more.


STEP SIX: Once the caramel has set melt the candy melts in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.


STEP SEVEN:  Pour melted candy melts over the caramel and tilt your baking tray until they have covered the entire top surface.


STEP EIGHTWait for them to cool and then chill in the fridge until hard.

STEP NINE: Remove from fridge and then lift out of the baking tray. Using a hot knife cut your shortbread into squares.


STEP TENSell your shortbread for 50p a square to help raise money for Sport Relief!




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