In our nearly 30 years of existence, America’s Test Kitchen has developed more than 12,000 recipes.
The recipe readers rave most about? Probably our Millionaire's Shortbread.
Imagine a buttery shortbread. Then a layer of homemade caramel. Topped with a bittersweet chocolate shell. It’s the Twix bar of your dreams.
It’s exquisite enough to be sold at a professional bakery, yet easy enough for a beginner to competently tackle.
We’ve showcased this recipe in our cookbooks and on public television before. But for the first time, the video above goes in-depth to teach you the nuances of Millionaire's Shortbread.
Some takeaways from the tutorial you might find helpful:
- You must use an instant-read thermometer for the caramel. Don't even think about winging it. And don't rush it—it usually takes between 16-20 minutes to get it to 239 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Don't skimp on using cheap chocolate. Find the best-quality bar chocolate you can source.
- The foil sling technique will save you a lot of trouble. Trust us.
- Using a serrated or slicing knife will also save you a lot of trouble. Double trust us. You don't want to spend all this time making Millionaire's Shortbread and having jagged broken edges that aren't Instagram-worthy.
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