I've seen unicorn themed food everywhere over the past few months and it inspired me to make this Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread. As well as cakes and cupcakes featuring golden horns and glittering manes to look like the mythical creatures themselves, food decorated with candy pastel colours is also part of the trend. I've used pastel coloured candy melts and chocolate stars to give this delicious shortbread a magical appearance!
Step by step...
I started by making the shortbread layer. I mixed together 300g plain flour, butter and 150g caster sugar then pressed it into the bottom of a lined traybake tin until it was compact.
Then I baked it on 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3 for 35 minutes until it was golden brown. I left it in the tin and put it on a cooling rack to cool completely.
To make the caramel layer I put 100g butter, 100g light brown sugar and a can of Carnation condensed milk (397g) into a pan on a low heat. Once the sugar had dissolved I turned the heat up and let the caramel bubble for 5 minutes whilst I stirred constantly.
I poured the caramel on top of the shortbread and put it in the fridge to set.
For the chocolate topping I melted the white chocolate, pink candy melts, blue candy melts and yellow candy melts in separate bowls.
First I poured the white chocolate over the caramel and smoothed it out, then I added blobs of the candy melts all over and used cocktails sticks to swirl them around. I also added some white chocolate stars for an extra magical touch!
After the chocolate had set, to slice up the bars I ran a knife under hot water to heat the blade. I gently pressed it onto the chocolate so it melted it and cut through without cracking the chocolate.
The Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread base is buttery and melt in the mouth, the caramel is rich and gooey and the white chocolate is sweet and creamy. I cut some of the pieces in half again, but my partner was happy with a big slice as he loves white chocolate! This Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread would be great for a children's birthday party.
Recommended equipment & ingredients*
|Traybake tin||Mixing bowls||Cooling rack|
|Kitchen scales||Blue food colouring||Pink food colouring|
|Yellow food colouring|
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Unicorn Millionaire's Shortbread
- 300 g Plain flour
- 265 g Butter
- 150 g Caster sugar
- 100 g Butter
- 100 g Light brown sugar
- 397 g Carnation condensed milk
- 400 g White Chocolate
- 70 g Pink candy melts
- 70 g Blue candy melts
- 70 g Yellow candy melts
- 3 tsp vegetable oil
- Star sprinkles optional
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/325F/Gas Mark 3. Line a 12" x 9" traybake tin with baking paper
- To make the shortbread layer, mix together the plain flour, butter and caster sugar and press it into the bottom of the tin until it is compact and level
- Bake it for 35 minutes until golden brown. Leave it in the tin and put it on a cooling rack to cool completely
- To make the caramel put the ingredients into a pan on a low heat. Once the sugar is dissolved, turn the heat up and let the caramel bubble for 5 minutes whilst stirring constantly. Do be careful as the caramel gets extremely hot!
- Pour the caramel on top of the shortbread and put it in the fridge to set
- Remove from the fridge and let it come to room temperature before adding the chocolate, otherwise it will set too fast and you won't be able to swirl the colours around
- Melt the chocolate and candy melts in separate bowls. Add 1 tsp of the vegetable oil to each candy melt bowl to make the mixtures smoother and easier to work with
- Pour the white chocolate over the caramel and smooth it out, then add blobs of the candy melts all over and use cocktails sticks to swirl them around. Add white chocolate stars or other sprinkles of your choice
- To slice up the shortbread, remove from the tin and place onto a chopping board. Run a sharp knife under hot water then gently press it onto the chocolate, it will melt through without cracking the chocolate. Please take care as the metal blades can get very hot
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