Billionaire Shortbread recipe by Eric Lanlard

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Brought to you by P&O Cruises Food Heroes. Celebrity chef Eric Lanlard – also known as Cake Boy – shows First News how to make billionaire shortbread. Eric’s tip: Roll and crumble the mix between your fingers, don’t knead it.


  • 250g plain flour
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 750g condensed milk


  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl then add the caster sugar and 175g unsalted butter. Using your finger tips rub the butter and flour together to make a fine breadcrumbs. Keep doing this until all of the ingredients are combined.
  2. Tip the mixture into a lined baking tin. Press it down using your finger tips until it is nice and even.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 180C until it goes golden brown.
  4. Add 100g unsalted butter to a pan with 100g muscovado sugar. Stir until the butter and sugar have melted.
  5. When the mixture starts to bubble add the condensed milk and stir. The mixture should become really smooth and thick.
  6. Pour the mixture over your baked biscuit base. Leave to set in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  7. Once the biscuit is set pour the melted chocolate on top and spread so it is even. Make sure you get chocolate into all the corners.
  8. Decorate the top with some edible gold leaf – if you can’t get gold leaf why not use gold sprinkles instead.

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· 5 years ago

That looks yummy!!! ?

· 5 years ago

I am a big fan of billionaire shortbread I am going to follow and make your recipe.

owly · 5 years ago

Heaven!!!!!! My mouth is watering

· 5 years ago

I love billionaire short bread I'm going to make it?

· 5 years ago

omg that looks soooo good !!!!!!!!!!

· 5 years ago


· 4 years ago

I wish I could eat it. It looks brilliant