Millionaire's Shortbread inspired by Outlander

Millionaire's Shortbread - Outlander on STARZ Episode 9

And...we're back!

Droughtlander is almost over; only five more days until Episode 9, "The Reckoning" hits STARZ screens across the US.

Are you ready? Are you excited? There has been lots to keep me busy during the break (I hope to share some news soon), but I'm dying to see how TV Jamie gets out of that garrison window he's been crouched in since last year, as well as to get back to cooking and watching Outlander for the next 8 weeks!

Outlander 2014

The rent-collecting party eventually makes it back to Castle Leoch (after Claire's short encounter with a belt, or course,) and I think it's safe to assume from the picture above that all is not well with Dougal.

I can't say Colum is going to appreciate that kind of damage to his candelabras, and besides, it seems he's got a few other things to be upset with his younger brother about...like say, an extra bag of gold hanging about?

shortbread base - Millionaire's Shortbread

I put a lot of thought into the menu for the second half of the season, and I know the history buffs will be happy to hear I've got a couple of traditional and authentic 18th Century Scottish dishes planned for later episodes. I've also added a 20th C Scottish comfort classic, a cocktail, and a couple of projects that will have the bakers amongst us well pleased, indeed.

This first recipe is all about fun, sweet treats and that Jacobite Gold.

millionaire's shortbread

Alas, Millionaire's Shortbread, aka Caramel Shortbread, goes no further back than the 1970s. And, although the recipe was most likely first published in the Australian Ladies' Home Journal, there's no doubt at least the base layer has its roots in Scotland.

So make yourself a pan, grab a few friends and settle back to see who gets the gold.

Millionaire's Shortbread

The recipe is easy to put together, however it does take some time as you have to allow the caramel layer to cool before topping with the chocolate that will also need time to harden.


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