I just whipped up a batch of Billionaire’s Shortbread, a triple-decker cookie comprising shortbread, caramel, and chocolate ganache, and it is officially my new donation to any party or holiday. Seriously, it is that insanely excellent.
After viewing Billionaire’s Shortbread all within my Pinterest feed, I did a bit of research and discovered it is the exact same thing as Millionaire’s Shortbread–a cookie-candy hybrid which originated in Britain. Whatever you call it, the concept is this: begin with a easy shortbread cookie base, top with a chewy caramel filling, and complete with a crispy chocolate ganache and a spoonful of salt. It is essentially a home made Twix bar but much better, and who can I argue with this excellence?
Prepared to produce a batch of your own? Here is the top ever Billionaire’s Shortbread recipe:
1. Create your favorite shortbread at a 9×13″ baking dish. Allow to cool completely (making sure it crunches like a cookie cutter and does not remain soft beneath the coating of caramel).
2. After the shortbread is nearly trendy, begin your caramel sauce. Heat 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter (salted or unsalted) at a medium pot over moderate heat. Insert 1 cup packed dark or light brown sugar and a pinch of salt and whisk until blended and mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat and quite slowly stream in 1 cup thick cream, whisking constantly. Pour cooled shortbread and, with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon, then spread to the borders. Best with flaky salt (we adore that 1), cool to room temperature, and refrigerate or freeze until set. You will need about two cups.
3. Now for the last ta-da: chocolate ganache. Put 9 ounce. Chopped black or fawn chocolate (roughly 1 3/4 cups) in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend, then pour the chilled caramel. Immediately scatter red salt. If you are opting to get a Twix appearance, then slice into bars rather than squares.