I made this slice for our road trip to Canberra. It’s the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend and traffic is guaranteed to be heavy with the opening of the ski season. For my overseas readers, yes we do have snow here in Australia. Strange but true. The upshot is I’m not planning on stopping anywhere en route this weekend. It will be a door to door journey. Both ways.
What to bake when you are in a hurry? Something easy. An old school melt and mix recipe that requires nothing more than a bowl, a wooden spoon and basic pantry ingredients.
Old Fashioned Coconut Slice
125 g butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup plain flour
1/3 cup self raising flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon softened butter
1 tablespoon milk
PREHEAT oven to 180 C. . Grease an 18 x 27 cm slice tin and line with baking paper for easy lift out.
MELT butter over low heat.
SIFT together the flours and cocoa into a medium sized bowl. Stir in coconut and sugar.
ADD melted butter, vanilla essence and a lightly beaten egg. Mix with a wooden spoon to combine.
PRESS mixture evenly into the prepared tin. Bake at 180C for 20 minutes or until just firm to the touch.
MEANWHILE prepare the icing. Place all ingredients into a small bowl and beat until well combined and smooth.
SPREAD slice with icing while still hot. Leave in the tin and place into the fridge to cool.
WHEN icing has set, cut into long fingers or small squares. Store in an airtight container.
Looks absolutely delicious!!!
They disappeared very quickly. I need to remember to double the quantities next time! Well worth trying.
oooooh! looks so good! Chocolate and coconut combination is heavenly!
This is one of those very old but frugal recipes that can probably be attributed to The Country Women’s Association. Those country ladies really know how to make something delicious out of a few simple pantry ingredients.
I can only imagine. My mom was like that. She didn’t fuss too much in the kitchen and her cooking was always so delicious, comforting and wholesome too.
Thanks and yum. Just what I need for school.
I’d forgotten about these. Until I needed something in a hurry. They are perfect for school.