Friday, 3 March 2017

Fat Friday #53 Cheats Millionaires' Shortbread

Getting back to basics on this Fat Friday with a classic teatime snack. Made from a base of shortbread, a middle of caramel and a top layer of chocolate, Millionaire Shortbread is made quickly when you know a couple of shortcuts. 

Recipe (found in my old notes from a past pastry lesson written on an envelope) Makes around 15 squares


  • 218g cold butter
  • 312g flour
  • 93g sugar
  • Carnation caramel x 1 tin 
  • 438g milk chocolate
  • Brownie tin lined with baking parchment 
  • Bowl 
  • Palette knife 
  • Saucepan full of water with a heatproof bowl above it
  • Wire Rack
1) Preheat oven to GM 4/ 350F/180C.
2) In a bowl, with your hands rub the cold butter into the flour and sugar until it looks like breadcrumbs.
3) Combine the mixture with your hands and then press as tightly as you can into the brownie tin and bake for 20 minute or until the base is golden. Leave the base to cool completely.
4) Once that base is cooled, spread the carnation caramel over the base evenly with the palette knife. Place the almost completed shortbread in the fridge.
5) Melt the chocolate in the heatproof bowl set above simmering water and stir occasionally. 
6)Once the chocolate is completely melted than spread on top of the caramel layer and leave to set. 
(Optional step 7) Sprinkle with edible glitter/sprinkles/confetti/whatevers)

Later peeps and happy Friday!
Bake On! Penny x

Friday, 24 February 2017

Fat Friday #52 Hot Cookie Dough Dessert

Note: This recipe is to share, however you will be temped to eat the whole thing. You have been warned.

Happy Friday! I love cookies. There have been multiple recipes on this blog dedicated to cookies.
This is some next level cookie-ness! Quite honestly I was just sick of paying for cookie dough desserts, and not really knowing what ingredients go into them. So this recipe now gets made when "cookie munchies" hit. 

Enjoy. You are welcome. 

Recipe (Adapted from Nadia's Kitchen by Nadia Hussain) Makes 1 large cookie Serves 2 generously or 1 Penny Serving. 


  • 125g plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 85g salted butter, softened
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • 100g milk chocolate chips
  • Optional: Vanilla ice cream to serve
  • Bowl x 2
  • Sieve
  • 8 inch/20cm tart dish 
  • Wooden Spoon

1) Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda into one bowl and set aside.
2) In another bowl, mix the sugar, butter, vanilla and the egg until its completely combined. 
3) Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix to create a dough. Mix in those yummy chocolate chips
4)Press the dough into the tart dish to cover the bottom. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes. (Note or do what I did and bake it the next day)
5) Preheat oven to 190c/170c/Gas Mark 
6) Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. 
7) Remove the dish from the oven carefully. The dough will be very soft but its a cookie DOUGH dessert... so thats what you would expect.
8) Serve with ice cream or eat as is! 

Have a great weekend!
Bake On! Penny x

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Cupcakes, Cake & Passion Vlog and Blog Update

Happy 2017! It's been a while hasn't it? It sure has been! I've been trying to type out exactly whats been going on and then Christmas happened so I made a video instead. Not to worry this is not the end of the blog but rather a new beginning. 

Check it out here: 
Bake On! Penny x
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