Disclaimer: I don't encourage the purchasing of supermarket brands and normally avoid them like the plague
(same goes for Nestle but I'm still to find my way around that on the condensed milk),
BUT if you happen to make a purchase like I did,
because your son handed you the packet and then
you saw what sounded like a good recipe on the back
and just went with it.............I will forgive you as I
have am trying to forgive myself.
Don't beat yourself up (like I did).
ok, let's get on with it.
Like I said, the recipe sounded good so I thought I'd give it a go.
The recipe called for
-a small packet of glace cherries
(I don't think you need many at all really)
-a cup of slivered/chopped almonds
-a cup of cooking chocolate
(definitely don't need that much and obviously could omit it completely if you like. same with the cherries)
-a can (390mls) of sweetened condensed milk
(I added more, I'd say almost 200ml more, the mix was just so dry)
- four cups of muesli
Muesli, condensed milk and almonds
get mixed together in a large bowl.
Get your tray ready.
Spray it, grease it, line it with paper,
whatever you do.
The recipe stipulated a 20x30cm lamington tray.
Without getting a ruler out and measuring I'd say my tray
was around 20x20cm.
No idea if it is a lamington tray.
Press the mixture into your tray.
Stick it in your (pre-heated to 180 degrees celsius,
160 fan forced) oven for 30 minutes.
Take it out and let it cool (another 30 minutes or so), then melt your cooking chocolate and try and do a way better job than I did of drizzling the chocolate over your slice.
I know. Pathetic.
Add some cherries, and give it some time in the fridge to set that chocolate.
I still think it was a little dry.
But my son liked it.
Probably due to the high sugar content.
Hit or miss?
Well, I won't be making it again but I'm sharing it with you
because I took all these photos before I knew that it really
wouldn't be worth making twice.
And now I feel terrribly guilty because that's a really dissappointing ending for a food post.
I will do my best to make it up to you in the next few days.
I do have a couple of tried and completely
approved snacks I can share.
I just have to take the pictures ;)