Creme Egg Millionaire Shortbreads

This time last year Ruth was busy inventing Creme Egg Chelsea buns

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and i was casually chatting to Eric Lanlard on a google hangout about my creme egg and chocolate tart… (10 seconds of fame – if you want to relive the highlights click here)

As Easter is fast approaching, i felt it was about time to get the inventors cap on yet again and try and create something else. After contemplating all the little traditions we have at Easter, i felt like the creme egg is still the product with the most prospects so i decided to continue the theme. I thought about donuts with a creme egg centre, mince pies filled with creme egg but eventually decided upon the creme egg millionaire shortbread. Something quite simple and replicable by all.

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I got very excited when i found this recipe on the daily mail for creating your own creme egg filling – it is very easy and also inexpensive compared to buying multiple packets of the real deal and scooping out the centre.

To begin i baked a traditional shortbread (i used the recipe on here). While it was in the oven i created the creme egg filling. I followed the recipe exactly – it is quite a lot stiffer than your traditional creme egg fondant but this is required for the nature of the bake. The filling is made using liquid glucose which i managed to find in the baking section of tescos, icing sugar, butter, vanilla essence and water. After tasting it i decided to add more vanilla as this is what makes the iconic taste and i didn’t feel it was coming through enough.

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I coloured half the filling yellow and when the shortbread was baked and cooled, but the white half on top followed by the yellow half.

I then finished it off with a layer of chocolate ganache (half cream half chocolate). I used half cadburys and half dark chocolate as i knew that my family would prefer the topping to be slightly less sweet but it can be topped with whatever ratio you like or even with plain melted chocolate.

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After tasting i decided that next time i would do a thinner layer of shortbread as the ratio of biscuit to topping felt a little out of kilter however, it was very tasty and definitely a bit different!

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One thought on “Creme Egg Millionaire Shortbreads

  1. Lesley says:

    The filling really looked like cream egg filling. Personally, I thought the layer of shortbread was just right to balance the sweet topping.

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