User:Cakehelmit/Australian slice

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Slice (food)[edit]

Slice is the Australian name for a class of heavy cakes or desserts made in a tray and cut out into squarish slices.[1] In the USA, slices are called dessert bars or bar cookies.[2] Australian recipes may be baked or uncooked, and often include sweetened condensed milk or biscuit crumbs.


Varieties[edit]

There are almost as many varieties as there are people cooking slice. The following varieties are commonly available at Australian bakeries and cafes.

  • Chocolate caramel slice - has a biscuit base, caramel filling, and hard chocolate top layer
  • Lemon slice - made from biscuit crumbs, condensed milk and lemons, with lemon icing
  • Vanilla slice
  • Hedgehog - made from biscuit crumbs, cocoa, butter and sugar, with chocolate icing
  • Mars Bar slice - made from melted Mars Bars and rice bubbles
  • Jelly slice - a three-layer variety with biscuit base, creamy centre and jelly topping
  • Muesli slice - a laughable attempt at a 'healthy' slice, it contains the usual high butter and sugar content with oats, dried fruit and nuts
  • [White Christmas]


Example Recipes[edit]

Chocolate caramel slice from Exclusively Food

Hedgehog slice from Best Recipes

Lemon slice from Taste.com.au

  1. ^ Wiktionary definition of slice
  2. ^ The Age 3 May 2005, Slices to savour by Matt Preston