Sunday, April 10, 2016
Chocolate, Pretzel and Marshmallow Slice - Lyndey Milan
Ever wondered what to do with odds and ends of chocolates and salty treats left over from a party? Well, I think I have the answer for you - Lyndey Milan's Chocolate, Pretzel and Marshmallow Slice, from her recent show, Baking Secrets. It is also called "Train Wreck Slice".
This is one of those slices that is an assembly and bake job - no special skills required. The base recipe lends itself to using whatever nuts, salty treats and chocolate that you may have about. The elements that you need to keep are the shortbread base and the condensed milk and marshmallows (which act as the "glue" to stick it all together). Otherwise, the sky's the limit - just use what you have.
I adapted the recipe to what I already had. For example, my packet of shortbread biscuits was only 200g, not 250g - this was not a problem. I used a mixture of Reese's peanut butter chips and chopped dark chocolate instead of dark chocolate chips; I replaced the marshmallow halves with mini mallows form the baking section of the supermarket; I used dark chocolate buttons on top rather than milk chocolate buttons; I used a mixture of pecans and walnuts and probably only 100g all up instead of 250g; and I left out the white chocolate chips and finishing chocolate drizzle altogether. The recipe is very forgiving - it is a concept that you can run with, provided that you keep the "glue" components.
The end result is what I call "crack candy" - highly addictive and moreish. The salty and sweet flavours together are a match made in heaven.
My only tip is that you chill the slice before cutting it, because it crumbles readily otherwise.