what i made for monday-salted caramel shortbread-on tuesday

Welcome to amazing episode of what I made for Monday.  On Tuesday. 
Say hello to Salted.  Caramel.  Shortbread.
Oh yeah.
It's amazing for little effort.  Amazing.  Let's get to it.

Here's what you need for the shortbread layer:
10 tbsp. salted butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg yolk, whisked
1 2/3 cups All Purpose flour

Line an 8 by 8in pan with parchment.  Don's skip this part.
Mix together the first three ingredients.  Then the yolk.  Then the flour.  
When it's all mixed up well, press it into the bottom of the pan. 
Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until light golden brown. 
While it cools do the next part.  The even easier part.

Here we have:
1/4 cup pf butter melted
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup (karo)
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Combine them all together in the LARGEST BOWL YOU CAN FIT IN YOUR MICROWAVE.
Cook for 2 minutes and stir.  Cook for two more minutes and stir.  Cook for two more minutes.  Allow to cool slightly and pour over shortbread. Sprinkle sea salt on top. 
Here's the sea salt I used and the tool I found best to cut them into small 1in squares.  It's technically a spreader of some sort that I got from a local cooking store but I found that a strong plastic "knife" was the best way to cut them.  Before they harden up TOO much.  If you wait too long to cut them you will crumble the shortbread. 

Store in an air tight container.  If they make it that far.  Enjoy! 

Thanks to lovely Beth for the inspire.

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