What better to do on a bank holiday than bake? So today I’m indulging in some serious kitchen time, why not do the same. Start these this morning and you’ll have a great treat by teatime.
I’m sure you all know by now, that I am obsessed with Speculoos or Lotus Biscuit spread and always looking for new ways to use it.
Well as a lovely treat for my colleagues I promised to make some millionaires shortbread, and it seemed like a good excuse to buy some more Lotus Biscuits and Spread. Honestly, they are spoilt.
I’m going to keep the writing short and sweet as I’m sure you just want to know how to make these. The key thing to know is that they were a hit with EVERYONE and that they didn’t last more than a day.
If you like this twist on Millionaire Shortbread then check these out too. I’m planning on making them this weekend.
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- 250g lotus biscuits, crushed in a food processor or like me in a bag with a rolling pin
- 3 tbsp smooth lotus biscuit spread
- 55g melted butter
- 150g butter
- 150g dark brown soft sugar
- 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk
- 200g dark chocolate
- 20cm roasting tin or brownie tin, lined with baking parchment
- Combine the crushed biscuits and the melted butter, press into the tin. Chill for 20 mins. slightly warm the spread and the gently smooth over the top of the biscuit, doesn't matter if its patchy as long as everyone gets a taste!
- Heat the sugar and remaining butter in a non-stick pan gently, stirring, until melted. Add the Carnation condensed milk and bring to a rapid boil, stirring continuously. Cook for a minute or so or until the filling has thickened. Pour the caramel over the base. Cool, then chill until set.
- Melt the chocolate and pour over the top, I then sprinkled over broken up lotus biscuits but this is optional. Chill to set, after 10 minutes of chilling score the lines where you will want to cut in the chocolate, this makes it easier to cut when its set firm.
- Chill until for at least 3 hours, or overnight. Remove from the tin and cut into squares, a knife which has been dipped in hot water and then dried will cut through the mixtures easier.
Keeps for 2 weeks, but if it lasts two days I’ll be impressed!