Marshmallow Slice

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This is my first disaster from the Magnificently Simple Marvellous Slice Recipes cook book. The marshmallow wouldn’t set, and even though I knew better, I still used it and ended up with a runny mess that had to be eaten with a spoon.

What I should have done is thrown the marshmallow away and re-made it using my own tried and true recipe.

The slice actually tasted delicious so I am going to make it again, using my own marshmallow recipe. However, for the purposes of this blog, I am posting the original recipe with all of the nasty photos. My own marshmallow recipe which I know works is at the bottom of the post.


3 crushed weetbix

3/4 Cup brown sugar

1 Cup plain flour

1 Cup coconut

125gm butter (I actually used about 175gm of butter)

Melt the butter and mix into dry ingredients. Press into a lined tray and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for ten minutes. Cool.


Marshmallow (original recipe from book)

1 Cup sugar

3/4 Cup cold water

1 tspn gelatin

1/4 tspn vanilla extract

Put the sugar, water and gelatin into a saucepan and sit for ten minutes while the sugar dissolves. Continue dissolving the sugar over a low heat, before bringing mixture to a boil for three minutes. Cool the mixture before adding the vanilla extract and beating until it thickens. Once thick, pour over the base and allow to set. (This is where I went wrong. The marshmallow wouldn’t thicken, but I used it anyway. Big mistake, as you can see by the picture below).

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Chocolate Topping (I didn’t use the suggested topping, as Copha disagrees with me. I’ve put the recipe I used instead at the bottom of the post, after my marshmallow recipe).

100gm Copha

1 Cup drinking chocolate (Sorry, I have no idea if this is a made up cup of cocoa or something else)

Mix well and cool. Pour over slice.

Rose’s Marshmallow

1 Cup sugar
1 Cup water
1 Tablespoon gelatine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Place the sugar, water and gelatine in a saucepan and stir until the sugar dissolves. Brush the sides down with a wet pastry brush if necessary. Once dissolved boil the mixture for ten minutes without stirring. Take off the heat and allow to cool.

Rose’s Chocolate Icing

1 Cup icing sugar

2 Tblspns cocoa

50gm softened butter

Mix all ingredients together then add a tablespoon of water at a time to the mixture until the consistency is good to spread over the top of the marshmallow. The icing may seem a bit buttery, but it sets very well.


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