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RECIPE: Donald Trump’s Millionaire Shortbread
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Donald Trump has formed an exploratory committee to help him determine if he should run for president in 2016.

To celebrate him throwing his extravagant hair-covering twenty gallon hat part-way into the presidential ring, this installment of Amelia’s Kitchen offers a delicious tribute to Trump, from his Scottish roots to the thing that most defines him today: his delicious dough.

Trump is a man who is never, ever short of bread. And so, paradoxically, I give you:

Donald Trump’s Millionaire Shortbread:

Here’s what you’ll need:

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• 2 sticks of butter, cut into small pieces, plus extra for preparing pans
• 2 cups of all-purpose flour, plus more for preparing pans
• 2/3 cup sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 14-ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 3/4 pound good quality milk chocolate. The Donald needs the good stuff, you know.

Here’s What You Do:

• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
• First, make the shortbread. This is the basic layer, and a simple Scottish treat.
• Butter and flour 2 eight-inch square nonstick pans.

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• Mix flour, sugar, and salt.
• Add butter and mix until mixture resembles peas.
• Press the shortbread mixture into prepared pan and bake until golden brown around the edges, like Trump’s confusingly glorious hair. This should take around 20 minutes.

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• Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Yes, the shortbread layer is delicious, and more than enough for many people, but can Trump ever resist gilding the lily? Didn’t think so, so let’s move on to the caramel layer.

• In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the condensed milk and 2 tablespoons of butter.
• Slowly bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously.

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• Continue stirring about 15 minutes, until the mixture thickens and becomes amber in color. Think of it as Trump’s pot of gold.
• Pour the caramel over the shortbread and spread evenly, just as he wants to spread economic plenty around America.

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• Cool to room temperature.

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Shortbread and caramel, what else could a reasonable person want in a dessert? Well, Trump can’t resist gilding the lily, but he also can’t resist gilding a gilded lily. So, now for the chocolate.

• Melt the chocolate either in a double-boiler or, if you prefer things easy and less effective, the microwave.
• Spread the chocolate over the caramel layer.

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• Cool at room temperature for 10 minutes, then place in the refrigerator to cool completely.
• Allow the chocolate to harden slightly, but not completely, and feed that sweet tooth.

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What do you think? Is this the triple-threat for which we’ve all been waiting, or is it just a little too much? Could you take four years of Trump’s Millionaire Shortbread without a tummy ache?

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