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My kids loved this! I put some raspberry essence in the marshmallow and covered with a thin layer of chocolate and hundreds and thousands to finish. I also put a very thin layer of raspberry jam on the base before i put on the marshmallow. It was lovely. I will definately make this again.
loved this one! very very easy recipe
Jen, today was one of those cold winter days when I was at home from work sick, feeling rotten and longing to eat something sweet and familiar and comforting from my childhood. This has done the trick :) I did encounter a few hiccups, first: I seem to have two sorts of sponge roll tins, one is about 1 inch smaller and deeper than the other, I used the smaller one and the marshmallow topping almost overflowed all of the sides so I will write this here to remind me to use the fractionally larger of the two next time. Beating the marshmallow took me at least 10-15 minutes with an electric beater, it didn't want to get peaky at all, but it did thicken up evenually ( as the hot water cooled and the gelatin kicked in I guess) so I poured it over the shortcake base and left it in the fridge to set better. I used 1/2 t red food colouring and got wonderful soft pink marshmallow and I also melted 100g dark chocolate and spread it as thinly as possible on the top and before the chocolate hardened added some "hundreds & thousands" becuase this is the way my Gran used to make this. I have no idea how she managed to cut hers into neat squares without zillions of pieces of chocolate fractured on the top everywhere... I will have to work better on the presentation! DH was also under the weather and when he came into the kitchen to order me back to bed his face brightened considerably as he saw this, he said it's JUST what we needed to beat the blues today! Thanks for a childhood favourite and a great pick-me-up on a dreary shivery day :)
LOVED it! This recipe is perfect as is! I didn't have any food colouring though so the marshmallow was white but that didn't alter the taste at all. I have a similar recipe that uses weetbix in the base but that isn't as popular as this one! The kids loved this for an after school snack and I think it's perfect with a cuppa when I'm reading at night time. This will become a firm favourite in our house! Thanks for another great recipe Jen :)