Friday, March 31, 2006

Kazza's chocolate pantry slice (bars)

We're going on a picnic and then a party for dinner tomorrow, so I am cooking in preparation today. "Slice" is Australian for bars, and "pantry" is included in the name because (1) it's likely that you have all the ingredients in the pantry and (2) it's so delicious that you will have to hide in your pantry to eat it before your kids discover it.

1 cup plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa
3/4 cup dessicated coconut *
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
125 g melted, cooled butter
1 egg

Preheat oven to 180C = 350F. Mix flour, baking powder, cocoa, coconut, and sugar. In a separate bowl mix vanilla, butter, and egg, then stir into a well in the dry ingredients. Press into a lamington tin (7xll" pan). Bake 20 minutes (better under than over cooked). Frost cold slice with icing and sprinkle more coconut on top. Retreat to your pantry to enjoy.

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon butter
Milk to make spreading consistency.

*Coconut in Australia is different to American... smaller & dryer shredded bits... as you can see in picture.


Faux Couture said...

Is this really just a brownie made with coconut?

{{My kids would LOVE this!!}}

Ozegrrl said...

yes they are. they taste like a mounds bar! thomas said, i wish i could make a robot with a brain just like yours, and i would make the robot make this all day long. haha. like the main use for my brain is to make chocolate slice!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha the Chocolate Slice robot! I tested dozens of recipes to try and recapture my fave childhood treat. This one is it!