The pie maker Wagon Wheels everyone is talking about!

You can recreate everyone's favourite Aussie chocolate!

Is there any limit to the uses of a Kmart Pie Maker? No. There's not. And thanks to the super-clever home cook, Claudia Cuman, you can now use your pie maker to craft your very own homemade Wagon Wheels.

She originally posted the recipe in the Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia Facebook group page and her Wagon Wheels blew up, receiving nearly 500 likes in the hours just after the recipe was published.

Image: Facebook/Claudia Cuman

Claudia used a family-sized pie maker to create a single giant Wagon Wheel, but you can just as easily use your smaller pie maker to make every-sized Wheels. Here's how it's done:


For biscuit:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup icing sugar mixture
125g butter, diced

1/2 cup raspberry jam

For marshmallow:
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 1/2 tsp gelatine powder
1/2 cup water

For topping:
200g dark chocolate, melted
2 tsp vegetable oil

Image: Facebook/Claudia Cuman

To make biscuits:

Place the flour, sugar and butter in a food processor and pulse until the ingredients have a breadcrumb-like texture. Divide the mixture in half, or even into eighths if you're using a conventional pie maker. Cut out baking parchment to fit the base of the pie maker, with enough room around the edge to pull out. Then, place the paper into the pie maker.

Press your first lot of biscuit crumb into the base and flatten evenly. Turn on the pie maker, close the lid and cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until golden. Cook 5-7 minutes if using a conventional PM. Turn off the pie maker and leave to rest for about 2 minutes before removing the biscuit by pulling the parchment tabs left revealed.

Cool on a wire wrack. As the first cools, put in the second biscuit using the same method. Spread your jam on the entire top of the first biscuit while it's still warm.

Image: Facebook/ Claudia Cuman

To make marshmallow:

For your marshmallow, place caster sugar, gelatine and 1/2 cup water into a saucepan to bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat. Let simmer for 3 minutes. Removed from the stove and let the mixture cool until warm. 

Pour the warm mixture into a large bowl and - using a hand-held electric mixer, beat for 10 minutes or until thick like egg whites. 

Making sure the biscuit is is completely cool, spread your marshmallow evenly over the jam on your biscuit. Once the second biscuit is cool, place it on top, forming a sandwich, and place in the fridge to set for 30-40 minutes.

To make chocolate coating:

Melt the chocolate either in a bain-marie, in a heat-safe bowl over boiling water, or in the microwave. Stir in the oil until well combined. Pour your melted chocolate over the biscuit sandwich, being sure to cover the sides. Place the Wagon Wheel in the fridge to set for 30-40 minutes.


Lead image: Facebook/ Claudia Cuman

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