Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Marshmallow and Caramel Slice

{marshmallow and caramel slice}

I was craving something deliciously rich and marshmallowy so I searched around the web for a marshmallow slice. None of the recipes I found were exactly what I wanted, so I did a bit of a combo and came up with this little beauty...

The trick with the marshmallow is to keep on beating it with your hand mixer even when you lose all hope its going to fluff up. Even better if you have one of those stand alone mixers.

This makes about 30 big slices.

Biscuit layer
4 Weetbix (or plain biscuits), crushed
1 cup dessicated coconut
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup SR flour
1/2 cup butter
1 egg, whisked

Mix dry ingredients together. Add butter, then egg and mix to combine. Press into slice tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 15 min in a moderate oven (or until browned).

Caramel Layer
2 cans condensed milk
tsp butter, melted
2 tbsp maple syrup (or brown sugar)

In microwave safe bowl, add all ingredients, mix around with a fork and microwave on high for 1 min. Pour over Biscuit Layer and bake until just golden.

Marshmallow Layer
1.5 cups boiling water
1.5 tbsp agar agar* (or gelatine)
3 cups caster sugar
vanilla essence

While the slice is cooling, make the marshmallow.

Disolve agar agar in the water. Add the sugar and beat with your mixer until it triples in size. Add vanilla essence.

Pour the marshmallow over the slice and refrigerate until set (about 1 hour).

{slicing the slice}

* vegetarian substitute for gelatine. You can get it in your asian supermarket.

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