Raspberry Slice (NZ Style)
This slice has been one of my all time favorites since I was just a little girl! Hope it works out for you too.
The recipe is based on the slice sold in NZ bakeries and supermarkets, but adapted a little to my own liking.
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 - 3/4 cup Raspberry Jam
1 - Cream the butter and Sugar.
2 - Mix in the Vanilla Essence and Egg
3 - Add the sifted dry ingredients (Flour and Baking Powder) and mix until a stiff dough is formed.
4 - Divide the dough in half. Roll out both halves to be the size of your slice tin. They should be about 1/2cm thick.
5 - Grease the sides of the tin, and line the base with baking paper. Place the first layer dough on the bottom of the tin like so:
6 - Spread Raspberry jam over the bottom half generously.
7 - Place the second layer of dough over top, it will be fragile, so it is easy if you cut it in to 4 separate segments and then blend together, It wont matter too much if it looks messy, the icing will cover it all up!
8 - Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180*c
9 - Ice with raspberry icing when cold!
2 cups Icing Sugar
20g Melted Butter (possibly more)
A few drops of raspberry essence OR pink/red food coloring
Mix together and spread over top of the cooled slice.
And VOILA! Here we have the finished product!
This is definitely becoming a favorite of mine, and is a classic kiwi lunch box filler or afternoon tea treat!
Please tell me what you think!