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Chocolate Slice Recipe

March30

It’s great how much interest people are showing in the website and how many are rediscovering half-forgotten baking skills, while others are trying their hand for the first time.  A generous urge to share their old favourites has led some people to contribute their recipes. This is a family favourite of a colleague of mine.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup cornflakes or weettbix
  • 1  1/2  cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 oz/175 gm butter

Method:

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add the melted butter. Mix well. Press down into a square 9 in/23 cm tin and bake at 180 C/350 F

(if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time)  for 20 minutes. Ice in the tin while still warm and then cut into slices. Leave in the tin to cool and then store in an air-tight container.

Icing:

  • 25 gm softened butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa

Mix the icing ingredients and add a little hot water, just enough to get a nice consistency.

Afghan Biscuits Recipe

February19

Since I began this site different family members have been waiting with anticipation for this national favourite  to appear. It’s easy to make and I’ve never had it fail.

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz/200 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1  1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • walnuts

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the mixture. Mix well. Put spoonfuls of the mixture on to a cold, greased oven tray.  Press down a little. Bake at 180 C/350 F for 15 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  Place on a wire rack to cool. Ice with chocolate icing and place a walnut on top. Store in an air-tight container.

Chocolate icing:

  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • dash of hot water

Mix all of the icing ingredients together in a bowl until a thick paste is formed.

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Peanut Crunch Recipe

January18

Ingredients:

  • 5 0z/140 gm butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 dessert spoon golden syrup
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts

Method:

Cream the butter and sugar and then add the golden syrup. Add the dry ingredients and lastly the peanuts.  Mix well. Press into a square tin (9 in/23 cm). Bake at 350 F/180 C for 30 minutes (if you are using a fan-forced oven  then you will need to lower the temperature by up to 10 degrees centigrade and/or adjust the time).  Ice and cut in slices while still warm in the tin. Store in an air-tight container.

Icing:

  • 1 cup sifted icing sugar
  • 1 dessert spoon sifted cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Mix all ingredients together using a dash of hot water to make a smooth consistency.

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