… I think i’ve been taken for a mug. Over the past couple of months i’ve been taking scraps of goodies into the office, particularly when i’ve been baking in London. I’m happy to do this as it’s nice to spread the love, it’s easier on the wasteline than scarfing a whole tray of christmas cake brownies even though i’d love to and be more than able to… and of course i’m not shy of admitting I love the admiration of my peers… but yesterday a gang of kids from downstairs came up with a list of the kind of things they’d like me to bake, on a weekly basis, as though i’d be pleased with this little ‘game’ of theirs…
… the list included a black forest gateau, a lemon poppyseed cake and a coffee cake with coffee buttercream icing… I tried to put them off by telling them if they paid for ingredients i’d make the cakes but clearly it didn’t seem to work…
salted caramel millionaires shortbread
traybakes is the way to go when there are a number of people to feed and with my London oven being so tricky a traybake seems to be the only thing I can bake anyway, which is lucky… I quite fancy making a traybake black forest gateau so the kids may be fortunate afterall… I wanted to add something to it that was a little special so I used some gorgeous salted butter sent to me by Rodda’s to make the caramel and it has lifted it all to a place where smiles happen…
Wow that is cheeky!
This salted caramel bake sounds gorgeous but I would really love to see the black forest gateau one. That was always my favourite if we ever ate out when I was young. Classy huh?!
Lucy Porter says
Might have to make this for my mum, she loves salted caramel. I wonder if there's a way to incorporate it into a rocky road style dessert?
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Jenn S says
Pretty ballsy of those kids for sure… but I guess maybe you should be flattered that they think so highly of your baking that they are making requests? lol
This shortbread looks amazing.. I wonder if you could bake one for me and send it to Arizona? 🙂
Sarah Trivuncic says
To my chagrin, millionaire's shortbread, even more so than brownies is my compulsive square baked item I can never resist. I adore millionaire's shortbread (too much evidently) and get cross if the base is too crumbly and disintegrates on my lap.
Loving the salt caramel element, I'm not sure I dare make a batch at home as I'd sit there eating it. Probably I'm safer with occasional bought one :-O
Craig - The Usual Saucepans says
Wow. I'm one step short of licking my computer screen – these look delicious! Also, loving the new logo & header.
yum yum yum and LOVE the look
Mark Willis says
Uncle Dom is just TOO kind!
Susan Lindquist says
OMG! I just saw another post on this richer than rich millionaire's shortbread and it looks equally wonderful right here … right now! Christina and Dom … bakers extraordinaire to the top 1% ! Here's to the millionaires!
Charlene Price says
Gosh, that looks so delicious… I'm trying to cut down on the amount of sugar I eat, though. Argh!
Shu Han says
Agree, traybakes FTW! I am even more of a cheat and always do peanut butter flapjacks. Perhaps time to expand my repertoire- starting with this shortbread! p.s. Perhaps one day you should teach those kids how to bake all these things they want you to make for them- that will either 1. stop them from asking you or 2. turn them into mini masterchefs, both of which aren't bad outcomes 😉
Magnolia Verandah says
Cheeky beggars – but who could blame them when you make such tempting treats.
Rachel McGrath says
Dom… These look incredible!
The KitchenMaid says
Ha – I used to have a colleague who did a similar thing. She regularly emailed me recipes or pics off Pinterest saying, 'can you make us this, please?!'
I LOVED this when I saw it on IG. Definitely one for the wishlist x
Anne Szadorska says
That looks amazing, we adore salted caramel!
Katy B says
This looks delicious! Katy @ lwww.littlemissmeatfree.co.uk
Karen S Booth says
SORRY I am late, had such a manic weekend, I DO hope that there is some left for me please Dom! Bloody lush!
I can never resist a millionaire's shortbread and this one looks sublime. Love the salted caramel twist. Not sure I dare make this – my workplace is at home looking after my son who is too little for this so I'd HAVE to eat the lot myself!
Adam Garratt says
Ha the cheeky devils! I get that quite often at work, I always take in the cakes I make for the blog because I simply wouldn't eat it all by myself. I have had people come up to me with magazines and shout MAKE ME THIS PLEEEEASE!
I was also told to give up my day job and become a baker and that i'm wasted here. No thanks, my uncle's a baker and I really do not fancy getting up at 3am!
Meike Peters says
Wow! This looks delicious!! I want a piece right now!