Monday, 12 September 2011

"They came back in droves.  And they came back in good spirits". - Clayton Muhhamad

When I was a kid, my Mum baked this slice all the time, amongst many others.  Maybe it was her way of keeping everyone close to home. Funny, I remember how as soon as it came out of the oven a quiet house would all of a sudden become, well not so quiet.  My brothers (I have five) would all come out of the woodwork, along with any friends who were visiting at the time.  There'd be a scurry towards the kitchen, hands reaching across eachother, and just like that, the slice would disappear, you had to be quick in our household.  

The recipe has stuck with me, the slice now a regular in our household, hubby is always asking me to make it for his "smoko".  And honestly, does it get any easier than this?

All you need is:
1 cup sultanas
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1 and a half cups plain flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
125g melted butter

And all you do is:
1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C for fan forced oven.
2.Combine dry ingredients in bowl.
3. Melt butter, cool and add to mixture, stir thoroughly until mixture becomes  a little like biscuit dough in texture.
4. Mix egg with fork in small bowl, then add to biscuit mixture.  Stir until thoroughly combined.
5. Press mixture into lined slice tray.
6. Bake for approx 20-30 mins (until golden around edges).
7. Allow to cool in tray, then slice.

You could also add choc chips if you want, but don't let me tempt you, it's pretty tasty as is, and perfect for the lunchbox.

Do you have a favourite slice or other recipe that has been passed along?



Taylor Made said...

Looks yummy...the oldies are always the most tried and true. Will file this one to try.

Megan said...

ooh this looks yummy and nice and easy too, will have to give it a go :)