When I do get around to doing some baking (my baby has just dropped her morning sleep booo!) I usually choose a slice as they are generally quite quick and easy to make and any recipe that uses only one pot is a good one with me!
Crunchy Flapjacks by Adele Collins
I found this recipe in an issue of Homestyle magazine- very quick to make and the oats are great for filling hungry tummies. This is also a good one as the ingredients can generally be found in the pantry.
2 tbls golden syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
2 cups crushed Weetbix (about 6 Weetbix)
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 190∘. Spray a 20 x 30cm slice tin with non stick baking spray and line with non stick baking paper.
In a large pot, melt butter and golden syrup. Remove from heat and beat in the remaining ingredients. Press into tin and bake for 15-18 mins. Remove from oven and cool in the tin. Cut into pieces when cold.
Joan's Peanut Slice
I found this recipe in either the Herald Canvas magazine or the Sunday Star Times Sunday magazine. This recipe is really great for busy mums because you can freeze it after baking and it doesn't even need defrosting-just grab out how ever many pieces you think you'll need.
½ cup sugar
1desert spoon golden syrup
1 cup flour
1 cup whole or chopped raw peanuts
½tsp baking powder
1 cup rice bubbles
1 tbls golden syrup
120 g (a little over half a cup) icing sugar
Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a large pot. Add the flour, peanuts, baking powder and rice bubbles and mix. Place in a well greased 3- x 25 x 5cm slice tin and press down. Bake at 180 ∘for 15-20 mins, keeping an eye on it so it doesn't over colour on top.
Make the icing- heat the icing butter in another pot, add the syrup and then the icing sugar and blend well.
Ice and cut into squares while the slice is hot. You can then place it in the freezer when it has cooled a bit- some cooks even store it uncovered in the freezer in the tin it was baked in! You can vary the nuts if you like- pistachios or walnuts are good options.
And for a yummy chocolate fudge slice read Clare's post and comments here at Greenvalley Crafts