28 March, 2010

Sunday afternoon and the need for sugar = Marshmallow Slice

It's been a stinking hot autumn day, I really don't think summer has decided it is over with us yet! The conundrum was a need for sugary sustenance versus the heat the oven would make if I fired it up in the kitchen........sugary sustenance won out in the end and a very vibrant pink marshmallow slice was born this afternoon.

It should have been purist white but pink seemed more appropriate seeing there were 5 females in the kitchen which included me, 2 daughters, 1 next door neighbour and Isabella the grandbaby........but an extra tip of the rose colouring in to the marshmallow mixture could have been a disaster......once whipped though it ended up a not TOO disgusting hue! Not as bright red as it looked at the beginning anyway.

The recipe:
4 crushed weetbix
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
125g melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons gelatine powder

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and then add the melted butter and vanilla. Press in to a baking paper lined slice pan and bake at 180 deg c for about 15 minutes.

While the base is cooking put the topping ingredients in to a saucepan, bring to the boil and boil for 3 minutes. Cool and then beat with electric beaters (not a whisk, unless you want to be standing in the kitchen till Monday) till light and fluffy.

Spread on the cooled base and pop in the fridge to set for at least 15 mintes.

Cut in to squares and enjoy. I made 20 squares.

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