Monday, January 27, 2014

Australia Day 2014 Wrap-Up

We always enjoy celebrating Australia Day with our little family.

This year Carole (a.k.a. Nana) had fun making what we feel is an old-school-cool recipe with Gerri's kiddies, Archie & Lulu - Mars Bar Slice.

We're not sure what the origin is (or whether it is even originally Australian!), but it brings back memories of sugar-fuelled birthday parties, school fetes, and experimenting in the kitchen - a quintessentially Australian childhood!

Check out some of our happy snaps of the day, and the recipe so you too can enjoy the finger-licking sweet-caramelly-chocolatey-gooey goodness for yourself!

Yum, yum - Mars Bar Slice! Check out the recipe below...

No Australia Day is complete without a homemade hamburger with pineapple and beetroot!
There are so many variations of the Mars Bar Slice recipe, each one positively delish. Here is our tried and true version ---

Mars Bars Slice
2 standard-sized Mars Bars
60g unsalted butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
3 cups Rice Bubbles
220g block of milk chocolate
Melt the Mars Bars, butter and syrup over a double boiler.
Mix the Mars Bar mixture with the Rice Bubbles.
Press mixture into a slice tin and chill in the fridge.
Melt the chocolate and spread over the set mixture.
Chill in the fridge until set, then cut into squares.

Happy baking!

Carole & Gerri