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Tuesday, August 30

Cooking

Today I really wanted to get more painting done and make a start on a patchwork cushion for my big girl's birthday,  but today is Tuesday, my lunchbox cooking day.  So I thought after a visit to my friend's flower shop  and a bit of procrastinating I'd better get home and start baking.  Well I probably should have stuck with the painting and sewing because my cooking was a bit disastrous.




























The orange marmalade cake has been cleverly iced to cover the dip in the centre and the oat and sultana biscuits, burnt, and generally not tasty.  I needed something else to offer for a lunchbox treat so I thought I'd take the safe option and make a chocolate slice, with some very runny icing, oh well.  Next time I'll have to craft instead, there's always tomorrow though.  This is our all time favourite chocolate slice recipe.
1¼ cups self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
¾ cup coconut
½ cup caster sugar
125g butter
1 egg

Chocolate Icing
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
vanilla
hot water

1. Mix dry ingredients together.
2. Melt butter, beat egg well.  Add both to dry ingredients.
3. Mix well then press into a flat tin.
4. Bake 10-15 minutes in moderate oven.
5. Cut into squares.
6. When cool pour chocolate icing over top and leave to set.  Divide squares.

Chocolate Icing
1.Sift icing sugar into a bowl.
2.Blend cocoa with a little hot water.
3.Add to icing sugar with enough water to make a smooth paste.
4.Flavour with vanilla.


Enjoy

11 comments:

  1. that gooey, runny icing looks yummm!
    don't you hate kitchen days like that?
    my kids don't get home baking but luckily they think capsicum and olives are treats :-)

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  2. I just love that you have a lunchbox cooking day. Fantastic.
    (even if everything didn't turn out the way you'd have liked!)

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  3. I love cooking day at your house - even if you did burn a batch of biccies... :)

    Thanks for the slice recipe! I can't wait to give it a try this weekend when I do my household baking..

    Jodie :)

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  4. Yum! The chocolate slice looks very like the one I've been making for years from a Womens Weekly cookbook. Always a hit in this house. I did lunchbox baking yesterday too - though a double batch of biscuits was all I managed.

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  5. I make a chocolate slice with the same ingredients ( from memory that is ) but slightly different quantities. Yours looks delicious. x

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  6. Thrilled to discover you're normal and have baking disasters, admittedly not as catastrophic as mine tend to be though! x

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  7. What lucky girls you have to get homemade baked goodies every week in their lunchbox! So glad to hear that others have baking disasters too! That chic slice looks delicious - runny icing and all!

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  8. Delicious. Thanks for the slice recipe.
    I remember Monday used to be Mums cooking day. x

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  9. Oh gosh, that chocolate slice recipe looks like the one we used to make as kids. Lovely flashbacks! I am so making it soon, got to now :)

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  10. You make want to cook every time I see what you make.

    zane

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