Last Friday night I went to a trivia night – a school fundraiser for my friend’s little boy – and we had a ball! It’s not my usual Friday night but the company was wonderful, the mood light, the questions varied and the table set with all kinds of yummies each of the guests at our table brought. I was in charge of sweets so, to accompany a n apple walnut Baker’s Delight log and Lindt choccies I whipped up my famous ‘Robyn’s Norfolk Slice’. And it went down a treat if I do say so myself.
The slice is ridiculously easy to make and I’ve posted the recipe on one of my first blogs that has been abandoned but not forgotten – Madame Cuisine it’s called. But here it is again (taken from my MC post) with a new pic from last Friday’s batch which I made at 9.30pm the night before in no time at all:
ROBYN’S NORFOLK SLICE
(Robyn is one of my Mum’s friends who gave us this recipe – it’s never fail and SUPER quick and easy. I like to double the batch for a big one.)
Base: 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup coconut, 1/2 cup sugar, 125 grams melted butter
Topping: your preference of any mix of dried fruit diced or cut in slivers (I like apricots, dates, sultanas) and nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds), 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
Combine flour, coconut, sugar in a bowl and pour in melted butter.
Press mixture into a greased and lined (with baking paper) slice tin – I use a rectangle smaller baking tray – bake at 180 (or 160 for fan forced) degrees celsius for about 10-15 minutes. When ready it will be slightly golden but not completely cooked and still feeling soft and a bit squishy.
Take out of oven and chuck on your fruit and nut topping evenly; don’t forget the edges! Careful not to burn yourself as I have done in the past!
Drizzle condensed milk over the whole slice. I like to use a spoon or you can just drizzle it from the can. I don’t like to use too much (and I tend to use light for less fatty mc fat fat version) but make sure there is enough so, when you cut it into squares, there is some on each piece.
Return to oven 15-20 minutes until golden on top.
Wait until cool then cut up then share with your family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and anyone else who says how clever you are!