1 ½ cups self raising flour
¾ cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
½ cup desiccated coconut
1 ½ cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons softened butter
Directions to Cook:
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Sift flour into large mixing bowl. Add all other dry ingredients and combine.
Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Add melted butter to dry ingredients and mix well.
Press into a greased and lined 30 x 25cm slice tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in tin.
Ice with Chocolate Glace Icing (see below).
Top with coconut or 100s and 1000s.
Chocolate Glace Icing:
NOTE: You will need approximately 2 tablespoons boiling water for this recipe.
Sift icing sugar and cocoa together. Add butter. Gradually add boiling water beating with a fork or whisk in between each addition until icing is a thick but spreadable consistency.
TIP: If icing begins to set before you have finished icing your slice, add a few more drops of boiling water to thin down the consistency again.
Life for us has been all about survival on a shoestring budget. I've learnt how to live on very basic (and cheap) staples and I cook from scratch and don't buy prepackaged mixes of anything. I've raised three happy and healthy kids and I believe that food is central to good communication and a happy and connected life!
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I have an unpublished cookbook manuscript that lives on my kitchen bench. This is the collection that I have fed my family from for many years, all made from a core list of practical and economical ingredients. The manuscript is splattered with butter, flour and milk from daily use. It moves between the kitchen and the office as I edit and test-kitchen the recipes.