raspberry slice
Slices

Raspberry Slice

Raspberry Slice

Recipe by Donna
Servings

12

slices
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Raspberry Slice is an old classic favourite I grew up with in New Zealand. It is made with two layers of shortbread filled with a layer of raspberry jam then covered in a creamy raspberry icing.

Ingredients

  • 120 grams butter

  • 1 egg

  • 120 grams caster sugar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam

  • Raspberry Icing
  • 2 cups icing sugar

  • 1 tsp butter, softened

  • 2 Tbsp hot water

  • Few drops of raspberry or strawberry essence

  • red food colouring

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C. Line a slice tray with baking paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg, than sifted dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together . Knead until the dough is smooth. Divide in half. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Spread jam over the bottom layer. Place other half of pastry on top. Bake for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool and ice with raspberry icing.
  • Raspberry Icing
  • Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add butter and water to make it a smooth consistency. Add essence and red food colouring to a light pink colour

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