It was my first time making marshmallow and I was surprised by how easy it was! It was actually really fun, although it did start to set a lot quicker than I anticipated which meant I may have made a slight mess but at least I didn't have to wait long at all before I could add the chocolate topping and give this one a taste.
This recipe made so many little pieces of slice that I had enough to share around all over the place. I brought half of it into my office for morning tea, where it was very well received, and left the rest up for grabs on the kitchen bench where it went down equally as well.
Raspberry Vanilla Marshmallow Slice
Makes about 20 pieces
1 Cup plain flour
1 Cup desiccated coconut
3/4 Cup brown sugar
250 g (9 oz) plain cookies, processed to a crumb
100 g (3.5 oz) butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 Cup water
25 g (0.9 oz) gelatin
1 Cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp raspberry essence
200 g quality dark chocolate
1 Tbsp neutral oil
1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (355ºF) and line a slice pan with baking paper. Combine all of the base ingredients, press into the base of the prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes, until nice and golden. Set aside to cool.
2. Place all of the ingredients for the marshmallow filling in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, stirring, cool, and beat until fluffy (takes a while but just keep at it!).
3. Tip the filling over the base and refrigerate until set (about an hour).
4. Melt the chocolate with the oil. Stir well and pour over the set marshmallow, return to the refrigerator until set before cutting into squares or slices. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.