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    • Lola23
    • By Lola23 11th Sep 06, 10:07 AM
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    Caramel Shortbread Recipe
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    • 11th Sep 06, 10:07 AM
    Caramel Shortbread Recipe 11th Sep 06 at 10:07 AM
    I've just received my free sample of Silver Spoon Light Sugar along with two lovely recipe books.

    I want to make the Caramel Shortbread and have managed to get in all the ingredients except ground rice.

    Recipe says 6oz plain flour and 2oz ground rice. Can someone please tell me if it is ok to use extra flour instead of the rice or can I put in something else. I'm not usually very good at baking, but it looks so nice in the book I thought I'd give it a go.

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  • frugalfairy
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    • 11th Sep 06, 10:29 AM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 10:29 AM
    I'm sure it will be fine, ground rice just adds a nice slightly gritty flavour to shortbread but my kids don't like it much so I tend to use all flour.

    Sounds like a lovely recipe, good luck with it.
    FF
    • Sazbo
    • By Sazbo 11th Sep 06, 10:30 AM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 10:30 AM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 10:30 AM
    Hi - this recipe here uses 8oz of flour, so should be ok.
    • Lola23
    • By Lola23 11th Sep 06, 11:45 AM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 11:45 AM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 11:45 AM
    Thank You Frugalfairy and Sazbo...Just going to give it a go now. Even if it's not perfect I'm sure I'll be picking away at it for the next few days.

    I just love Caramel Shortbread, but usually when other people make it.

    • hex2
    • By hex2 11th Sep 06, 11:52 AM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 11:52 AM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 11:52 AM
    shortbread mixes use ground rice or ground semolina to make them crunchier. I prefer softer shortbread so always use all flour. personal preference really.
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  • helen81
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    • 11th Sep 06, 11:56 AM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 11:56 AM
    Do you have rice flour? On the back of my packet it says it can be used where a recepie calls for ground rice.

    Helen x
    • Lola23
    • By Lola23 11th Sep 06, 1:14 PM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 1:14 PM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 1:14 PM
    No don't have rice flour.

    Just waiting for shortbread to cool! Think it's maybe a bit soft but I'll see later once it's ready for the tasting. The whole house is smelling very sweet just now. This is def not goin to help my diet.

    Thanks

    • Sazbo
    • By Sazbo 11th Sep 06, 2:06 PM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 2:06 PM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 2:06 PM
    No don't have rice flour.

    Just waiting for shortbread to cool! Think it's maybe a bit soft but I'll see later once it's ready for the tasting. The whole house is smelling very sweet just now. This is def not goin to help my diet.

    Thanks

    by Lola23
    You're making me feel hungry!!
    • Lola23
    • By Lola23 11th Sep 06, 6:33 PM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 6:33 PM
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    • 11th Sep 06, 6:33 PM
    Update on Caramel Shortbread.

    It has went down very well with DH..Who seemed surprised!

    It is very nice but think I will try a different Chocolate topping next time.

    Quite pleased with myself..Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Must go now to put kettle on for T and cake.

  • full-time-mum
    Update on Caramel Shortbread.

    It has went down very well with DH..Who seemed surprised!

    It is very nice but think I will try a different Chocolate topping next time.

    Quite pleased with myself..Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Must go now to put kettle on for T and cake.

    by Lola23
    Don't know what choc topping you used but I find that you can't beat a thin layer of melted plain choc. Tesco economy works for me although I know some people are fussy about their cocoa percentages.
    • Lola23
    • By Lola23 12th Sep 06, 8:02 AM
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    Don't know what choc topping you used but I find that you can't beat a thin layer of melted plain choc. Tesco economy works for me although I know some people are fussy about their cocoa percentages.
    by full-time-mum
    I used Cadburys Dairy Milk. It is nice but think I maybe should have used plain chocolate.

    Thanks for tip

  • newmoneysaver
    Hi Lola.
    Can you post the recipie? These sound fab!
    Thanks!
    • Lola23
    • By Lola23 13th Sep 06, 8:55 PM
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    Hope this link works, it's from the Silver Spoon Recipe Book I got.

    http://www.silverspoon.co.uk/home/recipes/03/toffee-topped-shortbread

    If it doesn't just go to the site and theres lots of nice recipes.

    Enjoy

  • quick-learner
    I've cooked Sazbo recipe yesterday and have just taken some into work as too much for home.

    lovelly recipe, top votes from work too!!!
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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 11th Apr 07, 12:32 PM
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    Also known as millionaire's shortbread or homemade Twix !
    • ellie14
    • By ellie14 1st Oct 07, 5:47 PM
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    millionaires shortbread
    Does anyone ,have the link to this ,I was going to do it with peanut butter , p/b gone missing ,so if theres a link to the caramel one id be grateful.Im half way through the recipe,thanks
    • frogga
    • By frogga 1st Oct 07, 5:49 PM
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    Right Pen Pen I'm timing you .............Ready , steady, Go!
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    • frogga
    • By frogga 1st Oct 07, 5:53 PM
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    Too slow, that was rubbish Pen Pen , you're slipping! Sorry ellie , I can't help. Hope someone else can though xxx Happy baking x
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    • Magentasue
    • By Magentasue 1st Oct 07, 6:03 PM
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    There are some recipes here:

    http://forums.chef2chef.net/showflat.php?Number=520267&page=5

    I've used Nigella's and it's worked well.
    • Angelraesunshine
    • By Angelraesunshine 1st Oct 07, 6:07 PM
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    Ok heres one version just looking for more sorry i am not as good as Pen Pen lol

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=5259369&postcount=11

    ok heres another
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=5265028&postcount=28

    ok one more you should get the idea from these
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=1879109&postcount=42


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