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Monday, March 21, 2011

Cuppa Anyone?

When it's raining outside what else is there to do, but bake and blog!!

With the rain we are having, you certainly don't want to go out to the shops to pick up ingredients. Luckily just this week I had done a clean out of the pantry, and I knew exactly what I had on hand.   A quick look through the cookbooks for inspiration, and I'm off!

Sometimes when you bake you get that little niggle of insecurity in the back of your head - "will this actually work?"  Well one of these slices I had made before, so I knew with certainty that it would work - but as I assembled it - the question still loomed.  You see this slice you don't actually mix it - you just layer the ingredients on top of each other and then you bake it!  How easy is that?  I did modify the recipe slightly to account for the ingredients that I had on hand!

No Bowl Choc Bit Slice
Adapted from The Women's Weekly Cakes and Slices Cookbook

90g butter, melted
130g weet bix, crushed to fine crumbs (any biscuit crumbs will work)
250g choc chips
1 cup shredded coconut
390g can  condensed milk

Preheat oven to 180C.

Grease a 30cm x 20cm slice tin, cover base with baking paper, grease paper.

Pour the melted butter into the prepared pan.  Sprinkle evenly with the weet bix crumbs, then top with the choc chips,

then the coconut.

Drizzle the condensed milk over the top.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until evenly golden.  Cool in the pan before cutting.

This next slice is just like an Anzac Cookie - but in slice form!!!

Cornflake Honey Slice
Adapted from The Women's Weekly Cakes and Slices Cookbook

2 cups cornflakes
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/3 cups desiccated coconut
3/4 cup caster sugar
130g butter
2 tbs honey

Preheat oven to 180C.

Lightly grease a 30cm x 20cm slice tin, cover base with baking paper, grease paper.

Combien the cornflakes, oats, coconut and sugar in a large bowl.  Melt the butter, then add honey to the butter.  Stir the butter mixture into the dry ingredients.

Place the mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth down firmly with the back of a spoon.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.  Stand for 15 minutes before cutting, cool completely in the pan.

Do not allow it to cool completely before cutting - as it goes quite hard!!  Trust me on this one - I forgot all about it (too busy blogging) - it set pretty hard!

Sit back, have a cup of tea, and enjoy the fruits of your labour!

So Dear Reader how did you spend your Sunday afternoon?  Hope it wasn't raining for you!


  1. haha, i love your layered weetbix slice, that will be so fun to make with my daughter!

  2. I like the look of that first slice - how easy!

  3. Love both these recipes but the first one looks like fun. Diane

  4. Simply brilliant!!

    The weetbix slice will be the next thing I make with my "little miss".

    Sorry I have been MIA, I havent been able to fit everything in quite the way I did prior to my holiday but I am getting on track now :)

  5. My mum used to make a slice like the first one, but it was a layer of biscuit crumbs mixed with butter, chocolate, coconut, condensed milk and slivered almonds. It seriously is the best thing ever.


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