Monday, May 21, 2012

Wagon Wheel Slice!

Well we all know the yumminess that is a Wagon Wheel!! So when I was looking for some lunchbox treats for my kids to take to school this week and found a recipe for Wagon Wheel Slices........Let's just say that I was a wee bit excited!! 
The slices were so scrummy I have decided to share the recipe with you all so you can enjoy them just as much as I did!! It was sooo easy to make but the presentation was a bit frustrating. I wanted them to look like they did on the recipe so much and all was going well until the dreaded top layer of chocolate but don't let that put you off.....even with it's non perfect chocolate layer......these are devine!! (but i will master that chocolate layer one day). 

Wagon Wheel Slice
prep: 20minutes
Cook: 30 minutes (plus cooling time) 

235g butter, softened
1/3 cup caster sugar
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup raspberry jam
145g white marshmallows, halved
185g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees/160 fan forced. Grease a 3cm deep, 16cm x 26cm slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 2cm from edge on all sides. 

2. Using an electric mixer, beat 185g butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flours over butter mixture. Stir until dough comes together. Press mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes until golden.
3. Spread warm base with jam. Cover with marshmallows, cut-side down. Bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven. Press down on marshmallows to level surface. Cool in tin. 

4. Combine chocolate and remaining butter in small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring for 2 - 3 minutes or until melted. Pour over marshmallows. Tap pan to level surface. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.

Enjoy xx  

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