WAGON WHEEL SLICE
The Wagon Wheel Slice had been on my list of things to make for a while but I'd never gotten around to making it. After trying it at my recent Madonna birthday party, I wish I'd done it earlier. It was certainly the favourite for the night with my guests. The wonderful thing is that it does have that taste of the old fashioned Wagon Wheel, but in a delicious slice. There weren't many of them left after the party, but the ones which were I took into work the next day and they disappeared very fast as well. One of my friends who has tasted a lot of my baking said they were one of the best I'd made. Thanks Cas!
I think I held off making them because I thought it was going to be delicate and difficult to make. I'm a pretty robust baker, and have never been described as delicate. But the thing is, when I made these, they were much simpler than I thought. Not at all hard, and parents, you could certainly make these with the kids. Think this could become quite the family favourite for you.
One more biscuit for you guys during the week and then I may go back and blog some of my older recipe attempts. Trying to be good over the next few weeks and drop a few kilos for an upcoming photo shoot I have. But don't worry, baking will never be too far away from me. I'll just have to do a few more push ups to make up for it!
Recipe originally found out: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/29889/wagon+wheel+slice
235g Unsalted Butter, softened
1/3 cup Caster Sugar
1&1/2 cups Plain Flour
1/3 cup Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup Raspberry Jam (I only had Strawberry and still came out well)
145g Marshmallows, white preferred but doesn't really matter - I had to use some pink too
200g Dark Chocolate Melts
1 - Preheat oven to 180°c and grease and line a slice pan.
2 - Using electric mixer, beat 185g of butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift flours over butter mixture. Stir with spoon until dough comes together.
3 - Press mixture into prepared pan. Level and press down with the back of your spoon. Don't over fill (I ended up not using a little of my mixture - as seen in the above picture).
4 - Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. While baking, use scissors to cut marshmallows in half.
5 - Spread warm base with jam. Cover with marshmallows, cut size down. Bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven. Press down on marshmallows to level surface. Cool completely in tin.
6 - Combine chocolate and remaining butter in a small saucepan over low heat (I used a double boiler saucepan). Cook until completely melted and smooth, don't rush this process. Pour over marshmallows and smooth the top. Refrigerate until set.
7 - Cut in pieces to serve and enjoy.
Catch you during the week with the lemon and lime shortbread in one of the pictures.