His latest was delivered 2 days ago, on the day we returned from a short holiday. It started like this Husband " Do you have many slice recipes that are easy to make" My reply "yes, what do you want it for ?" Husband "Well I am off to a meeting on Friday night, do you think you can make a slice for me to take" Me "Well I can make the chocolate, coconut slice that I have made for years, will that do ? Husband "Yes , what about the anzac biscuits you make, can you make some for Saturday. "
So what was I doing at 7.45am this morning - making slice and biscuits. As it was all cooked and dishes done by 8.45am, I have decided that perhaps this is a good time to bake instead at the end of the day, when I am tired.
The Chocolate Slice Recipe - from The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits by Womens Weekly
Chocolate Fudge Bars
1 cup plain flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup coconut, 1 tablespoon cocoa, 185 gm butter - melted, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 egg
1 cup icing sugar, 2 tablespoon cocoa, 30 gm butter - melted, 1 1/2 tablespoon hot water, coconut
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl, add butter, vanilla and egg.Mix together. Press mixture into the base of a parchment paper lined 28cm x 18cm lamington tin. Bake 180.C for 20 minutes. Cool in tin. Ice and sprinkle with coconut. When the icing has set cut into bars.
Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a small bowl , add butter and water, mix together.
Anzac Biscuits - from Like Grandma Used to Make by Readers Digest
1 cup plain flour, 1 1/4 cup rolled oats, 2/3 cup sugar, 3/4 cup desiccated coconut, 125 gm butter, 2 tablespoon water, 2 tablespoons golden syrup or honey, 1 teaspoon bi-carb soda
Preheat oven 150.c, line trays with baking paper. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add sugar, rolled oats and coconut. Combine butter, golden syrup/honey and water in small saucepan or microwave proof bowl, melt butter over stovetop or in microwave. Working quickly add bi-carb to butter mixture stir into the dry ingredients. Place desertspoonfuls onto trays flattening a little allow room for spreading. Bake 7-8 minutes then turn trays and bake further 5 minutes. Cool on trays, as they cool the biscuits will harden.