Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
I met Debbie when I was 11 years old and she knocked at our door and asked if I could come out to play. We're still friends nearly 40 years later! She brought this chocolate slice up for morning tea recently and we thought it was wonderful! We hope you'll love it too!
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 130 g butter, melted
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- glace cherries (optional)
- 2 1⁄2 cups icing sugar
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons cocoa
- 40 g butter, softened
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
- Sieve flour and cocoa into a mixing bowl.
- Add sugar and coconut.
- Mix in vanilla extract, butter and egg. (I do the mixing in the food processor, but a wooden spoon in a big mixing bowl will do just as well).
- The mixture should now resemble moist breadcrumbs.
- Empty mixture into a shallow, greased lamington (bar) tin measuring approximately 27cm x 17cm (11" x 7").
- Using your fingers, spread mixture evenly into tin. If you need help to get it smooth on top, use the back of a spoon or roll the side of a glass over it, but don't press down too hard. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth.
- Now bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until slightly firm.
- While it's baking, make the icing sugar by combining all the ingredients in a bowl and beating with an electric mixer.
- While the slice is still warm, spoon over icing and smooth out evenly.
- Allow it to cool a little more and then sprinkle over some more coconut and, if you like, decorate with glace cherries.
- While still warm-ish, cut into squares, but don't remove the squares until it's completely cool.
ok, so 130 grams is 1/2 cup. The dough does not look like moist bread crumbs, it turned out more like thick muffin batter. The icing, wasn't icing but frosting, I couldn't even get all the sugar into it it was too thick and burned out the motor on my handmixer :( We have not tasted them yet, they are for dessert. I pray they are good. I will update later tonight. UPDATE: ok. I'm sorry but yuck. Out of 7 kids, 1 didn't like the coconut, 4 didn't like the frosting, 1 didn't like the bottom part, and the other said plain ol' yuck. I didn't like them either. The frosting was too sweet and over powered the bottom. The bottom was too salty from the self rising flour. The kids said it was like a chewy gross cake. Sorry.
I made this when I discovered I didn't have anything sweet left in the freezer to make school lunches. At 11pm it was very simple to make and ever so fast. I used melted choc chips and butter mixture to ice before sprinkling shredded coconut on top. Thanks for saving me Kookaburra. Magical slice recipe!!!!!
Oh wow, I wish I had a friend like Debbie! This was so easy, it was mixed and in the oven in under 5 minutes. I lined the baking tin with parchment paper, and after icing and slicing I was able to really just lift it out with no mess at all. Kooka, I raise a glass of Shiraz to you and Debbie, friendship like that should always be celebrated!