What is “Millionaire’s Shortbread”? I learned of this three-layered bar on a recent trip to Scotland and England. It is shortbread, naturally, with a middle-layer of caramel, topped with a rich layer of chocolate – rich enough for a millionaire, of course.
For me, it is fitting that this is a Scottish specialty, as I associate Scotland with both shortbread and millionaires (think of JD Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, who were 19th-century “Robber Barons” in the US). This is a dessert sumptuous enough for one of the great Scottish castles, Eilean Donan:
Of course, England is home to many castles and manor houses, too, including Chatsworth, once home to the dashing Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire:
Even the sheep of Chatsworth are lucky enough to cavort on ancient steps!
But the nearby Haddon Hall still has a very regal Lord Edward Manners (is his daughter Miss Manners?):
Perhaps Lord Manners politely indulged in a millionaire’s shortbread or two in his lower garden:
For the chocolate failure, rescue, and the recipe…