Mars Bar Slice Recipe

Omnomnom.  So I have been known to make some cracking mars bar slice, and for a variety of reasons I need to make a page with my recipe.  It’s based on this recipe: http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2006/07/mars-bar-slice-recipe.html, but it’s not exactly the same, hence my adapted version below.  GO MAKE IT.  NOW. IT’S AMAZING.

You will need
165g unsalted butter
270g mars bars (I find cheap supermarket alternatives very effective)
120g Rice Krispies
225g milk chocolate (again, Sainbury’s basics etc works a treat) 

What you should do
1. chop up the mars bars into small chunks (chop it on the multipack packet to avoid using a plate :p)
2. melt 120g of the butter, along with the chopped up mars bars, in a saucepan on a low heat.  This will take some time, and will look pretty manky for a while when it’s just the nougat left to melt, but be patient.  DO NOT LET IT BOIL OR THE WORLD WILL END (i.e. you will have terrible mars bar slice).
3. When all smooth and melted, pour the melted joy into a bowl containing the rice krispies, and mix gently so as not to squash all the kripsies.
4. Pour/scoop into a lined baking try, and hoy in the fridge.
5. Melt the remaining butter and the chocolate together in a pan to make a very thick (and incredibly nommy) icing-type-thing.
6. Get the tray out of the fridge and spread the icing on it then put it back in the fridge

At some point you will need to cut it into squares (or any shape that takes your fancy), which could probably be done about 10 minutes after you’ve put it in the fridge, or if you forget, then you’ll need a very sharp knife, or else just break it with  your hands.  When it’s been in the fridge for a few hours, it would probably do well in a cupboard, and you don’t want to eat it straight from the fridge, as it will be too solid. 

Happy baking!

Snail Mail :)

I realise I sounds a little bit like an old woman, but yeah.  In this age of interwebs and texting, the only mail I tend to get is train tickets, updates about my bank account (zzzz) and letters from the doctors (always fun).  So when I get a handwritten letter through the post, I tend to get very excited!

This past week, I’ve been extra lucky, and got five things in the post that made me smile.  Thank you muchly to Katy, Emma, Miriam, Jenny and Lio for beautiful letters and random gifts (an envelope full of plastic teaspoons from Lio :p).  There’s something very special about a letter, especially In This Day And Age, when it would be so much quicker to just post on someone’s facebook wall, so someone going to the effort to write something is enough to put a smile on my face, even in The Deepest Depths Of Woe.  

So yeah.  Once these exams are over, I’m going to get back to letter writing to try to spread the joy!  And if you’re feeling bored or woeful, try sending some mail!  (PREFERABLY TO ME ‘COS I LOVE MAIL).  You’ll brighten someone’s day :)

P.S. In unrelated news: