Friday, May 20, 2011


Okay, so you asked for it! I have been given official permission to share the family recipe of Jelly Slice with you. Feeling privileged? It's a trusty menu number that gets pulled out at our place at any opportunity. It's not an overly glamourous dessert, but boy does it taste delicious!

Jelly Slice

8oz crushed sweet biscuits (ie. Marie, Milk Arrowroot)
60z melted butter

Mix and press into slice tin

1 tin condensed milk
1/2 c. lemon juice
3/4 c. boiling water
2 Dstsp gelatine (sprinkle over water before adding to mixture)

Mix and pour on base. Refridgerate

1 strawberry jelly box
3/4 pint only boiling water

When cool put on top of set middle and chill. 

Kind of like an easy cheesecake. The great thing about this slice is the top layer can be made any colour to match you party. The traditional is red, but we have done green for St Paddy's day, Aqua for Levi's party, Navy for the nautical theme (added food colouring to blueberry jelly) and the list goes on. For pastel shades, try this product with just a tiny bit of colouring.

Happy baking, and Happy Weekend! x

{P.S. Nthn Hemisphere friends, jelly is like your jello, hope that helps....let me know if you have any other conversion questions and I'll answer in the comments section!}


  1. jelly slice is one of my favorite slices!! yum - I feel privileged to be privy to your family recipe - thanks for sharing!

  2. oh wow.. looks scrummy. cant wait to give this a try. please pass on my utmost appreciation to your family :-)

  3. Oh, thank you so much for sharing your family recipe! I am honored and cannot wait to try it for my daughter's birthday. I have two conversion questions: How much is your "tin" of condensed milk? and how much is a Dstsp? I found online that is stands for dessert spoon, but one site said it was less than a tsp and another said it was 10ml. Thank you again!!!!

  4. this is genius and so much fun for a party!!!

  5. Hello Michelle - A tin of condensed milk is 395grams and a desert spoon is just like a normal eating/desert spoon I'm not sure of the exact ml's.

    I hope that helps! :)

  6. Really love your blog & work! I found you via an old post via BUMP SMITTEN. I am featuring your ice cream baby shower on my blog! Keep up the inspiration!


  7. Can you clarify what "crushed biscuits" are?

  8. Hello anonymous! The crushed biscuits are just plain sweet storebought biscuits (cookies) I use Arnotts Marie biscuits and blitz them in a food processor or put them in a bag and use a rolling pin... Happy crushing!!

  9. Never seen a Jelly Slice before, they look really nice.

  10. These jelly slices look so cute, and yummy! I live in the U.S. and was just curious on which biscuits do you use for the recipe. Would you please let me know? I'd love to try this recipe for my daughter's bday :)


  11. Hi Aimee! I have just updated the recipe with a bit more description on the biscuits. I use 'Arnotts Marie' plain sweet biscuits (cookies). I hope that helps!

  12. I bet our US version of biscuits would be a plain butter cookie or maybe a vanilla wafer!


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