You may have noticed that we like a bit of nostalgia here at Good Bitches Baking. A common theme from our Why Do You GBB poll found that part of why our Good Bitches love to volunteer is because it reminds them of baking with their families and friends growing up. For a bit of a #throwbackthursday theme, we're sharing a "classic kiwi" baking recipe. There are many classic kiwi baking creations - the type you'll find at a side-of-the-road bakery on a road trip, the type of recipe that has lasted the test of time and the recipes that are still fan favourites today, both amongst our bakers and recipients.
Presenting the clasic lolly cake / lolly log / lolly slice. There have been a few debates as to the true name of this delicious treat, however you refer to it though, it's a real crowd pleaser. This one in particular takes me back to childhood birthday parties - a double whammy of nostalgia factor for your #throwbackthursday.
250g (1 packet) of Malt Biscuits
190g Fruit Puff style lollies (have also heard Pineapple Lumps do well here!)
100g butter, melted
1/2 can (198g) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
Crush or process malt biscuits to fine crumbs, while leaving a few larger chunks in too. Cut the Fruit Puffs in half. Place both of these in a large mixing bowl.
Mix the slightly cooled melted butter and condensed milk together.
Add the butter and condensed milk mixture to the large mixing bowl and stir everything together until well combined.
Turn mixture out on to a large board or baking sheet and form into a log shape the best you can! I've found wrapping the log in glad wrap helps to keep your hands less messy and makes it easier to roll in to shape. Alternatively, you can use a slice tin to create a slice rather than a circular log shape.
Roll the log in the coconut to coat the outside (or sprinkle/press over the top if making a slice) and refrigerate for a few hours until firm.
To serve cut in to thick slices and enjoy!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Do you have any nostalgic baking recipes you love to make? "Classic kiwi" or not, we'd love to hear what your nostalgic recipes are. Let us know in the comments below!