Marshmallow Citric Curd Slice GF DF Low

Makes ~16 slices


Citric acid Curd

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup (40g) castor sugar
  • 15ml water
  • 30g Nuttalex
  • 1 tsp citric acid

Biscuit base

  • 2 packets Leda gluten free Arrowroot biscuits
  • 150g Nuttalex


  • 2 cup castor sugar
  • 2 tblsp gelatine ½ cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

1 slice pan roughly 20cm by 30cm

Line pan with baking paper


Make the curd first

  • Combine citric acid curd ingredients in a heatproof bowl.
  • Place the bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water. Don’t allow the water to touch the bowl
  • Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon until they melt, combine and thicken enough to thickly coat the back of the wooden spoon.
  • Remove from the heat, cover and refrigerate

Biscuit base

  • Melt the Nuttalex
  • Crush the packets of Leda biscuits to a small crumb
    • use a blender OR
    • place the biscuits in a plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin to crush them finely
  • Place the biscuit crumb in a bowl with the melted Nuttalex and mix to combine. Pour the crumb in to the lined tray and press it to cover the base of the pan
  • refrigerate


  • Add the cold water to a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatine over the water
  • Let this stand for about 5 minutes
  • Put the hot water and sugar in a large saucepan and stir over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved
  • Add the gelatine mixture and stir over the low heat until dissolved
  • Bring mixture to the boil and boil gently, uncovered for 6 minutes
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool until its luke warm
  • Once it’s luke warm add it to the bowl of an electric mixer and add the vanilla
  • Beat on high for minutes
  • It should now be thick and creamy and still be able to be poured

Making the slice

  • Add the cold citric acid curd to the marshmallow.
  • Don’t fully mix the curd into the marshmallow
  • Mix it with only a couple of mixing strokes so that white and yellow colours can still be seen
  • Pour this over the biscuit base and refrigerate until set (about 20 minutes)

Note that the curd will make the marshmallow a little runny when served on a plate

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