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Millionaire's shortbread

Again something for czokoholików and toffiholików :). Caramel Shortbread also called millionaires' shortbread is a traditional Scottish cake. Probably the common name comes from the rich (as in shortbread)taste . Cake has three delicious layers: a buttery shortbread, a fine, silky mass of toffee (caramel) and chocolate. Thus it can also taste like cake and candy bar. Toffee mass can be prepared in several ways. The two are very simple. Just cook, covered tin of sweetened condensed milk for about 2 - 3 hours. It should be all the time immersed in water (or can explode!). Faster and more convenient to buy the finished weight (product known as 'dulce de leche' - although the name may differ depending on the country). The upper layer of dough with butter chocolate. Make sure that you use good quality chocolate. The choice should be guided by its luster - a sign that had been prepared at the appropriate temperature for an appropriate time. In additio…


Festive Stars made from Recycled Drinks Cans
I’m preparing for a couple of craft fairs (details coming soon) at the moment and decided to have a go at making some Festive decorations by recycling some drinks cans I’ve been collecting. I found this tutorial the other day and thought I could adapt it to me own needs. So here goes… What you will need: - Empty drinks cans
- Scissors
- Craft Knife
- Ball point pen or an embossing tool with a fine point
- Sharp pointy thing – not sure what the name of this tool is!
- Cutting mat
- Metal ruler
- Sticky tape
- Some thick card – I used a cereal box
- A pair of parallel pliers
- Fine sandpaper
- Spray paint and a large box
- Cotton Thread Step One First you need to get a star shape printed onto paper or card and cut out. I used thisas a template and just scaled it to the size that I wanted, printed it onto paper and then transferred the shape onto an old cereal box and cut it out. Step Two Next you need to cut the tops and bottoms off your drin…