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So lets start with an old favourite recipe which is a must for any party in our family ... JELLY SLICE! No party table is complete without jelly slice and it is so easy and adaptable it can co-ordinate with any themed party. Why not look out for jelly which uses all natural colours and flavours - a really easy way to cut down on all the artificial stuff without compromising on the taste and look, and no extra work for you at all! This recipe has been handed down through my family - thanks Mum! x

 

JELLY SLICE

Base:

1 pkt plain sweet biscuits, crushed (I use YoYo's but use whatever you have in the pantry - Marie's, Milk Coffee's, etc)

185g butter, melted

Mix crushed biscuits and melted butter together and press into a swiss roll or slice tin, approx 7" x 11". (Tupperware also have a great slice container which you can use, although this makes a taller slice). Refrigerate until set.

Filling:

400g tin condensed milk

juice from 2 lemons

2 teaspoons of gelative dissolved in 3/4 cup hot water

Mix well with whisk or electric beaters until mixture is starting to thicken. Pour over set base and refrigerate.

Jelly:

Choose a jelly which will co-ordinate with your party table. You can get nearly any colour under the sun! Make according to directions on the packet and gently pour over the filling once its completely set. Sometimes it helps to pour onto the back of a spoon held just above the filling so doesn't leave a hole in the filling where it was poured. Cover and refrigerate until set. Cut into small squares and arrange on a platter to serve. Enjoy!

Jelly Slice

Photo courtesy of Junior MasterChef Australia (you can also find their own recipe on their website!)