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Friday Food: Weetbix Slice: Tizzied Up

I wrote the heaWeetbix tizziedder for the post and then I wondered if other people in the world know what "tizzied up" means. I did a quick definition search and came up empty. Basically, tizzied up means taking something basic and making it more pleasing in a simple, but effective way. I believe Kath and Kim would tizzy things up. A lot.

 

The Weetbix slice is a basic quick and easy recipe, and this month's Taste magazine tizzied it up. Even tizzied, the ingredients are probably in most houses and you can substitute to your heart's content: peanut butter for Nutella, oats or raisins for coconut, maple syrup or honey for Nutella. Add nuts or seeds, dried fruit or choc chips. Decorate with chocolate icing, or hundreds and thousands!!! I actually used Vitabrits instead of Weetbix, as the former has less added sugar and I always like to sprinkle a little sugar on my brits or bix.

I bought ordinary M&M's, but you could use any small lolly. I chopped them up a little, and there were just enough brown ones in the big packet. Excellent!!

Joy of joys, this takes 15-20 minutes to bake. By the time the oven has heated up, the slice is ready to bake. I think it is a pretty great recipe. Jet'sMum asked for a cake this morning, and this is a slice, but as it is a posher version I think it might just qualify!!!

Taste Magazine puts a fancy info-graphic instead of a list of ingredients. I prefer a list.

 

Weetbix Slice: Tizzied Up      makes 16-18 pieces Taste puts pictures of ingredients

  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Weetbix, crushed
  • 1 cup Self Raising flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

To decorate:

  • 100g white chocolate, gently melted
  • 30g mini M&M's

 

 

Preheat the oven to 180*C or 160*C fan-forced.

Butter nutella egg

Mix the melted butter and the Nutella and then mix in the egg.

Mix dry and wet

Place the dry ingredients in a  large bowl and whisk to combine. Make a well in the centre and add the wet ingredients. Stir well.

Line and fill tin

Grease and line a brownie or slice tin, approximately 16 x 26cm, letting the baking paper to over hang the sides. Spoon the weetbix mixture into the tin and press down evenly. Bake for about 15 minutes. It is ready when the top is  just firm and it is golden brown. Mine took 20 minutes to be ready.

Bake cool melt

Cool in the tin. Make sure it is quite cold, and remove carefully to a rack. At this stage you can make a simple chocolate icing, or go for something a little more fancy. I put the melted white chocolate in a ziplock bag, snipped the corner and then drizzled diagonally across the slice.  Then I scattered over the M&M's. I did make sure they were in some chocolate so they would adhere.

Decorate

When the topping is set, use a serrated knife to trim the edges if you so desire, and then cut into pieces. I think the slice needs to go into the fridge to 'set'. This was not quite cold when I cut it, and it was a tad crumbly. I think a little cold would fix that. Keep in an airtight container, in the fridge if it is hot.

Weetbix slice

Comments

kgirlknits

They sound pretty delicious, tizzied or otherwise

cathy

On this first day of Autumn,though I hate the idea of teh cold weather being so close Im glad for the 40s to be drifting away
Looks yummy too BTW

mrspao

I love the sound of those and I have a very big box of Weetabix looking at me.

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