May 21, 2008

slice in a hurry

I received an email yesterday afternoon apologising for the short notice but asking choir members to bring a plate of something to have with supper after rehearsal. This slice was all the rage 30 years ago at our Mothers' Club meetings. It's a breeze to make and tastes like a little slice of cheesecake. I just had to pop out and buy the Lattice biscuits (boy am I going to miss the IGL down on the corner when we move) and they were done in 15 minutes.

Lattice Slice

1 pkt Lattice biscuits

125g cream cheese - straight from the fridge and cut into cubes

125g butter (softened by cutting into cubes and microwaving a few seconds on low)

125g caster sugar

2 t gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water

1/2 t vanilla extract

First dissolve the gelatine in the hot water, then pour mixture into a fresh (cold) cup or glass and stand in a bowl of cold water to cool quickly. Blend together cream cheese, butter and sugar in food processor until smooth, scraping sides once. Add cooled gelatine mixture and vanilla down the feed tube and process a few seconds until combined. Put bowl in fridge while doing the next step. Lay out half the Lattice biscuits in a foil lined tin. Don't worry if some of them are broken, they can be hidden underneath to serve. Spread the cream cheese mixture over and top with the remaining biscuits. Refrigerate until firm, separate carefully and cut in half with a sharp knife. Sprinkle with icing sugar to serve.

1 comment:

Abby said...

Not sure what a lattice biscuit is (but it obviously takes its name from the shape of porch lattice), but it looks great. So tasty, I can tell!