taste.com.au Cookbooks #66

A selection of your top-rated, favourite recipes pulled together in one cookbook from Australia's favourite food and lifestyle website taste.com.au. Each beautifully illustrated taste.com.au book is filled with hand-picked favourite recipes, along with expert hints, tricks and helpful advice to make cooking more fun and rewarding. We've got a cookbook for everyone, whether you love baking, need something fast and fab, want a super salad or feel like food that's a little more comforting. And our 'tried and tested' guarantee means you can be sure of perfect results every time.

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“Home-made slices are truly amazing. They’re my go-to sweet treat; versatile, fun and full of character. Create a layered sweet stack for dessert or make a classic vanilla slice to serve with a cuppa for afternoon tea. My son loves to choose a slice we can make together on a rainy weekend, knowing that there will be a tasty treat in his lunchbox come Monday. Eaten on their own or served with a generous dollop of cream or ice-cream, slices will never disappoint. And so easy transport, they’re the perfect picnic partner – the best part is, I don’t have to worry about getting them back home as there’s never a crumb left! Actually, is there any occasion that isn’t made better with a delicious slice? Choosing slices for this book was…

15 min
retro slices

choc top caramel slice “I made this slice for the first time a few years ago for my partner’s birthday, and ever since then he requests it every year! This slice is amazing and super-delicious.” grumblebuns makes 15 | prep 35 mins (+ chilling & cooling) | cooking 30 mins 175g plain chocolate biscuits70g unsalted butter, melted, cooled150g dark chocolate melts, melted400g milk chocolate, finely chopped60ml ( 1 /4 cup) vegetable oil white chocolate fudge 500g white chocolate melts80g unsalted butter, chopped395g can sweetened condensed milk1 tsp vanilla extract150g (1 cup) roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped caramel 315g (1 1 /2 cups) caster sugar185ml ( 3 /4 cup) water1 tbs liquid glucose250ml (1 cup) double cream125g unsalted butter, chopped 1 Line base and sides of a 20 x 30cm (base measurement) slice pan with baking paper. Process biscuits in…

17 min
chocolate slices

double choc-chip caramel slice “Very decadent and yummy - had to cut it into small pieces as it’s so rich (but delicious).” jinthebox makes 24 | prep 20 mins (+ cooling & chilling) | cooking 35 mins 150g butter, softened140g ( 2 /3 cup) caster sugar1 eggPinch salt2 tsp vanilla extract190g (1 1 /4) cups plain flour3 /4 tsp baking powder100g ( 1 /2 cup) milk chocolate chips395g can sweetened condensed milk60ml ( 1 /4 cup) golden syrup230g (1 1 /4 cups) white chocolate chips200g block dark chocolate, coarsely chopped1 tbs vegetable oil 1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Grease a 20 x 30cm lamington pan. Line with baking paper, allowing the paper to overhang 2cm above the sides. 2 Use electric beaters to beat 120g butter and the sugar in a bowl until…

17 min
no-bake slices

no-bake neapolitan cheesecake slice “With three layers of chocolate and a Tim Tam base, this is destined to be a hit and nostalgic treat!” Michelle Southan” serves 20 | prep 20 mins (+ overnight chilling) 2 x 200g pkt Tim Tam Original biscuits90g butter, melted, cooled4 gelatine leaves750g cream cheese, at room temperature100g ( 1 /2 cup) caster sugar1 tsp vanilla extract300ml ctn thickened cream2 tbs Dutch cocoa, siftedRose pink liquid food colouring, to tint1 tsp strawberries and cream essenceMelted dark chocolate, to drizzleWhipped cream, to serveChocolate sprinkles, to serveSmall maraschino cherries, to serve 1 Grease a 20 x 30cm slice pan. Line the base and sides with baking paper, allowing paper to overhang 2cm above the sides. 2 Place biscuits in a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Add the butter. Process until well…

21 min
fun slices

jelly bean slice “This incredible no-bake cheesecake slice with rainbow jelly beans will be a hit at your next kids’ birthday party.” Tiffany Page” serves 12 | prep 30 mins (+ 4 hours chilling) | cook 5 minutes 150g malt biscuits60g butter, melted45g ( 1 /2 cup) desiccated coconut180g white chocolate2 tsp powdered gelatine250g cream cheese, chopped, at room temperature125ml ( 1 /2 cup) thickened cream55g ( 1 /4 cup) caster sugar1 tbs vegetable oil3 x 190g pkts jelly beans, sorted into colours 1 Grease a 17 x 27cm (base measurement) slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing paper to overhang the 2 long sides. 2 Break the biscuits into a food processor and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the butter and coconut and process until combined. Transfer to the…