Sweet Slices

Slices are a great favourite of mine, they are generally quick and easy to make and are fairly quick to cook.  While most of mine don’t get a chance to make it to the freezer many of them are easily cut and then frozen for later use.

At the peak of the easy to make slices must be the varying combinations of ingredients that have a can of condensed milk poured over them prior to baking. There is no mixing bowl or spoons required but the entire slice is made in the pan.  All Saints Slice aka Hello Rosie slice is a perennial favourite.  I don’t make it too often as it one of those things that will power simply can’t stand up to.  A more fruity variation of the same recipe is Tropical Slice where varying dried fruits are layered on a biscuit base along with chocolate chunks.

Another favourite slice using sweetened condensed milk is Tan square.  I like this as much as I did as a child and unfortunately it is one of those sweets that are so popular they disappear in a flash.

Lately in our house the kids have been keen on Chocolate Weetbix Slice, this is great for using up weetbix crumbs in the bottom of the packet and also it is simple enough for them to make themselves.

Ginger crunch is another crowd pleaser – either in the traditional short base or this delicious Takaka Oaty Ginger Crunch.  Chunks of crystallised in the icing are lovely or topping the icing with chopped toasted pistachio nuts.

 

Chocolate lovers will find this Chocolate Fudge Brownie really good – it is just the right level of sticky chewiness combined with a firmer crust….

While I like my mints in a bag this Chocolate Mint Slice is always a hit and particularly good with coffee after dinner.

Caramel and chocolate is a marriage in heaven and this oaty chocolate caramel slice is highly decadent.

For those who like citrus then Sticky lemon slice is heavenly!  For a quicker sweet citrus fix try the citrus uncooked biscuit fudge slice .

Anzac slice is a pseudo healthy slice – the oaty component works for me!  It is very similar to the English flapjack slice.

A friend of mine at school was often sent packages of Chocolate Rough Slice from her mum that the rest of us were eternally envious of.  I have yet to make it for my children but am sure they would like it as much as we did.

Belgian slice is another old fashioned favourite although I think I like the sandwiched biscuits  a little more!
My brother is a big fan of Louise Cake and whenever mum goes to stay she makes it for him.

For slices that don’t requre an oven think of coffee fudge slice, coconut and apricot fudge squares, fudge slice and Tammy’s fudge slice,

Do you have any favourite slice recipes that you would like to share?
Helen

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5 thoughts on “Sweet Slices

  1. I make a slice with oats which all the family loves:

    225gr wholemeal flour
    110gr fine oatmeal (whizz porrage oats in processor for this)
    125g butter
    75gr brown sugar

    Filling: you choose, chopped apricots simmered in a little orange juice; sultanas with chopped, fresh mint; mincemeat; or any other softened dried fruits.

    Method:
    Melt butter and sugar slowly in a pan, turn off heat and add oatmeal, mix thoroughly before adding flour. Mix again. Spoon half the mixture into a shallow dish and press down very firmly (as you would for a biscuit crumb base). Spread whatever fruit mix you have decided over it. Pour the remainder of the oaty mixture on top and press well down.
    Bake at 200ºC in the centre of the oven for about 20 mins. Cut into squares or oblongs but leave until cold to take from tin.
    I love these with plain yoghurt as a dessert or even breakfast!

  2. I really enjoy your newsletters and have tried lots of the recipes. Please can anyone tell me- what can I use as a substitute for coconut!! My husband hates it, he can taste even a tablespoonful in a recipe, but so many baking recipes I’d love to try have a lot of coconut in them. If there are only a few spoonfuls then I put in rolled oats, but often there is 3/4cup or 1 1/2 cups of coconut and rolled oats actually cook and thicken so they would really change the recipe I reckon? Any suggestions?

  3. Please Please teach me how to make a vanilla custard slice without it falling to pieces! Preferably with a mild cream cheese flavour for the filling.

    I will buy you a box of choccies if I get it right please make it flop-proof!

    Thanks Marian