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Marshmallow Slice

By Chelsea Sugar
Marshmallow Slice
10 servings
  • 25 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 25 mins
  • Cooking time 30 mins
  • Serves

    125 grams Tararua Butter, softened
    1/2 cup Chelsea White Sugar (113g)
    1/2 tsp vanilla essence
    1 egg
    2 cups Edmonds Standard Grade Flour (300g)
    1 tsp Edmonds Baking Powder

    4 tsp gelatine
    1 cup cold water (250ml)
    1 cup Chelsea White Sugar (225g)
    1 egg white
    1 cup Chelsea Icing Sugar (150g)

    few drops of raspberry flavoured essence
    few drops of red food colouring
    desiccated coconut, to sprinkle


    Preheat oven to 180˚C bake.

    Cream Tararua Butter and Chelsea White Sugar together. Add vanilla, then egg and sifted dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.

    Press into a slice tin and bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden and firm.

    Soften gelatine in cold water in a medium saucepan. Add Chelsea White Sugar and boil for 8 minutes. Cool.

    In a separate large bowl, beat egg white until stiff. Fold in Chelsea Icing Sugar, then slowly pour in cooled gelatine. Beat until white and thick (about 3-5 minutes).

    Add raspberry essence and food colouring and beat until combined. Spread on shortcake immediately and sprinkle with coconut, if using.

    Leave to set for a few hours before slicing and serving.

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Average Rating
(25 reviews)

Great recipe found it a lot less sweet then one I usually make which is good will definitely make again thanks for sharing

Great recipe. I followed it to the T & it made a huge fluffy marshmallow topping 2.5cm high. I used a 25x16 slice tin as I found that fitted the base size best but it only just fits the huge topping (which was actually great base vs topping ratio). My base was a bit crumbly-it only needed 20mins. Thanks

I love this recipe, it makes me feel at home. Instead of raspberry flavoring we used vanilla bean extract and it was yum. I recommend putting plum jam between the marshmallow and the base. Yum!

I’m not a very good cook but I can make this with ease. I put a little less icing sugar in the marshmallow topping as I found it too sweet. Recommend

Very tasty and just as I remember having as a little girl. Made the topping with vanilla paste for flavour. Whipped the marshmallow to stiff peak stage, and then poured/spooned into the tin. Set it in the fridge. Kids are very impressed! Will make again. Next time I might try raspberry jelly crystals!

Great base... Whisk dont beat the marshmallow.

The base is good but the marshmallow is a sticky disgusting mess. It makes an unspreadable mess when trying to put it onto the base.
To give it one star is a major compliment!

This recipe is super easy, I love it!

You need to be a bit more clear about the marshmallow component. Really disappointed.

My grandma and mum used to make this. One of my favourite childhood recipes - I had the handwritten recipe in a cookbook but it was a bit confusing. Going to try and make some soon!

Fantastic easy recipe. Love it

So fantastic, easy as ever, making it now, same recipe for 45 years!!!!!!

Omg, do you know how hard it is too find someone who can make this delicious marshmellow? Now I can make it!!! Thank u for this super easy, yum tasteting recipe. It brings back my childhood :) highly recommended!!!

Love this recipe. It is easy. I add rose essence to the marshmallow which gives a nice taste.

Had to double the recipe!

Easy as to make. Looks really good and tastes delicious.

Im happy to see this recipe. Our Mum used to make it many years ago. She would would make pink Marshmallow. I might try it with some Green Matcha Tea in it. Looking forward to trying it.

How do you fold icing sugar into such a small amount of whipped egg white? Marshmallow seems really powdery/ grainy?
Chelsea Sugar:
If you keep folding, the mixture will come together.

Your recipe was amazing

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Sooo good! My family love it, wow. Can't wait till the next best thing.

I doubled the recipe - absolutely enjoyed by everyone.

awesome :)

Delish! Recipe works very well, easy to make and tasty.

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so easy and my kids love them

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very easy.

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