When you feel the need to inject a little sweetness and joy into your day, this fluffy pink slice is sure to make you smile. It is pink and fluffy and has the perfect combination of sweet marshmallow with a crumbly shortbread base. This is one slice that is hard to decline a second serving.
This recipe is a childhood favorite that we remember our mothers and grandmothers baking for birthdays and celebrations. It was the treat that we all wanted to eat first!
Ingredients for the base:
3/4 cup icing sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
1 1/4 cups self-rising flour
Ingredients For Marshmallow topping:
1 cup of water
3 drops of pink food coloring
1 Tablespoon of gelatine
1 cup fine sugar
1 white of an egg
1 cup icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F)Grease and line a 17 x 27 cm baking tray.
Cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the egg and vanilla essence. Sift in the flour.
The dough will be a little crumbly. Press it into the tray.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Remove from oven and cool.
To make the topping, place the water and food coloring into a saucepan.
Sprinkle in the gelatine and the sugar.
Bring to a boil.
Stir continuously to dissolve the sugar. Continue to boil on a lower heat for 8 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Beat the egg white into peaks.
Add in the icing sugar.
Slowly pour in the warm gelatine mix.
Beat until thick and fluffy.
Spread this pink marshmallow over the cooled base.
Set aside to set – about an hour.
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