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Fruit Slice

 

 

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Whenever we went to a nursing mothers get together in Moranbah we would take something to contribute to either morning tea or lunch depending on the occasion.  I got some great recipes from these get togethers and hopefully other mums got some great recipes from me.  This is one of those recipes.

Chinese Chews

Source & History

According to the recipe book, this is a recipe that Rhoda got from Barbara Condie. Barbara had a daughter at the same special school as Amy in Mackay and we knew her from there.

 

Nanaimo Bars

Source & History

Another recipe from Mum’s collection. It seems to me that anyone making Nanaimo Bars should use the Canadian recipe, seeing as how it originated in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The variation that I have seen most often in Australia is the mint one where the filling layer is green & mint-flavoured.

Note

  • Use shredded and not dessicated coconut in the bottom layer – shredded coconut is more commonly used in Canada. I never saw dessicated coconut until I came to Australia
  • The original recipe used Bird’s Custard Powder but if you can’t find that then Foster-Clark’s is OK too.
  • If you can’t find digestive biscuits, use any plain biscuit (milk arrowroot, or morning coffee biscuits)

Aunty Floss’s Special K Cake

Source & History

This slice recipe is from my father’s older sister. I remember her as the matriarch his side of the family. She was a hairdresser who used to do hair in her home and used to cut my hair when we visited every summer. I still hear her telling me the right way to hold my head when I’m at the hairdresser’s today! She was really good with her hands – when she couldn’t afford to buy Royal Doulton ‘ladies’ (which she loved), she did ceramics classes and learned to make them herself. She ended up teaching ceramics from her home. I still have a couple of ceramic pieces that she gave me.

Note

  • Although Aunty Floss called it a cake – I would be more inclined to think of this as a slice recipe.
  • This is how to change Special K which is marketed these days to diet-conscious women, into a sweet treat with which to cheat.

Lorna’s Peanut Butter Crunch

Source & History

This slice is from my Aunt Lorna – she was married to my father’s younger brother. She was the youngest of the aunts by far – there were only 3, and now, she’s the only one left.

Note

  • This slice doesn’t require any baking.
  • For those of you in Australia, I have made this with golden syrup instead of the corn syrup. 
  • The name for Rice Krispies in Australia is  Rice Bubbles.
  • It’s up to you whether you want to use smooth or crunchy peanut butter. I guess the question is whether you want bits of nuts in your slice or not.

 

Chocolate Fudge Biscuit

Source & History

This is a slice that Rhoda used to make all the time when I first met her – don’t know whether it’s still on the list of regulars. Ask her why it’s a slice when its name includes the word biscuit – I have no idea, that’s just what she always called it. Mine never turned out like hers, though. Eventually I gave up and left it to Rhoda to make – she has always been more than generous about sharing the results of her baking!

Notes

  • The key to this one is icing it while it’s still hot.

Iris’s Apple-Sour Cream Slice

Source & History

This is one of my favourites of the slices that Iris used to make. It’s delicious!

Notes

  • I don’t know why you are not supposed to put plastic wrap near/around this slice, but Iris was adamant about it and never failed to remind me when I took some home not to wrap it in plastic wrap.