Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Citric Slice

Citric Slice
Something sweet for a change.

I am forever after snacks and school lunchbox ideas. These aren't what you'd call a 'healthy' snack... but it's home-made, additive-free and yummy! :D

INGREDIENTS

Base
  • 2 pkts Arnott's Arrowroot biscuits (because Arnott's don't use oil containing antioxidant)
  • 1 cup (1 tin) condensed milk
  • 220 g butter
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp citric acid

Topping
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 75 g soft butter
  • 1 tsp citric acid
  • 2 tabs water
METHOD
Base
  • Line 20cm x 40cm slice tray with baking paper
  • Crush biscuits in food processor until fine crumbs
  • Cook butter and condensed milk, stirring in small saucepan until butter melts
  • Stir in citric acid
  • Add butter mix to biscuits in large bowl and mix well with wooden spoon
  • Press biscuit mix into the slice tray, ensuring a nice and even finish
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour
Topping
  • Mix citric acid with water until dissolved (should be as 'sharp' as lemon juice)
  • Combine sugar and butter and mix well with electric beaters
  • Gradually add citric mix until topping is quite spreadable, but not watery (You may not need all the citric mix
  • Spread on top of biscuit base and refrigerate for a further 30 minutes or until topping is set
  • Slice into pieces and serve

I've sliced into little squares/rectangles which I then put in little zip-lock bags 6 at a time. I leave these in the freezer until the making morning lunches and then just grab a bag each to chuck into the lunch cold bag. Also in the freezer I have muffins (pear or apple), vanilla biscuits and cheesecake slice. I used to do muffins every single day, but as Miss D is finally over it, I've had to expand my repertoire.

Even Mr Frillypants likes these, and he is NOT what you'd call a sweet-tooth.

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