Weetbix Slice with Michelle Douglas





My family tease me because whenever we get together—whether it’s for a barbeque or a quick coffee catch up—I always bring along a homemade cake, slice or biscuits. Mind you, while they tease me they’re also more than happy to eat whatever sweet treat I’ve brought along (and usually more than one slice!). J The one I’m sharing with you today is a perennial favourite (my little brother requests this one constantly). Which is great as it’s so easy to make!

Ingredients:
·        5 Weetbix
·        1 ½ cups Plain Flour
·        2 teaspoons Baking Powder
·        2 teaspoons Cocoa
·        ¾ cup Desiccated Coconut
·        1 cup sugar
·        1 tablespoon of Golden Syrup
·        200gms Butter
·        Splash of vanilla essence

Method:
Crush the Weetbix into a bowl and add the flour, baking powder, cocoa and coconut. Combine thoroughly. In a saucepan melt the butter, sugar, golden syrup, and vanilla essence. Mix this into the dry ingredients before pressing into a tin lined with baking powder. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes. Cool and ice with chocolate icing.


For chocolate icing: Sift a cup of icing sugar with 2 tablespoons of cocoa. Add 2 teaspoons of soft butter and a few drops of vanilla essence. Pour in 1 tablespoon of boiling water and beat well. Spread over the cooled slice, sprinkle with coconut (or coloured sprinkles) and leave to set.

Oh, and the final instruction is to enjoy, of course! I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this as much as my family and I have! J




About Michelle Douglas:


Making up stories of her own has always been one of Michelle's passions. She received her first rejection letter at the age of eight for Keri the Koala Baby, and has been writing ever since. A love of literature led her to major in English at the University of Newcastle where she recently completed a MPhil (Creative Writing).
She has worked an assortment of jobs. Everything from waitress at a wedding convention centre (where the staff oohed and ahhed over fairytale wedding dresses) to answering the complaints line at a call centre for a bank. All of which have provided her with endless ideas for stories.
Her own "happy-ever-after" came in 1998 when she eloped to England with husband Greg. They were married in Westminster – the town hall not the Abbey – lived on tinned soup for a month so they could afford to spend their wedding night in The Dorchester, and then flew out the next day to honeymoon in Paris.
She is a sucker for happy endings, heroines who have a secret stash of chocolate, and heroes who know how to laugh. When she's not writing she can usually be found with her nose buried in a book.



Michelle Douglas on the web:

Website        Facebook        Goodreads


She has a new book out:

A Baby in His In-Tray


Taking care of baby

With the boss!


When Liv Gilmour’s identical twin sister begs her to take her place for a week to work for business hotshot Lord Sebastian Tyrrell, she can’t say no—after all, the boss will be away. Until someone abandons a baby with a note demanding Sebastian take care of it. Suddenly Sebastian’s swift return sees Liv up close and personal with the sexy boss…and a baby who needs them both! 


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    1. You can say that again, Elephant's Child! ;-)

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  2. This treat sounds delicious and unique from sweets we make here! The book sounds like a great read.

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    1. One of the things I love about it, Miss Val, is that it's so very easy to make! :-)

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  3. That looks good and it has to be healthy if it has Wheatbix in it, right?

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  4. This dessert sound delicious as does your book.
    First rejection letter at eight. Ha. Love it.

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    1. The slice is seriously yummy, Sandra. And the book was a lot of fun to write. :-)

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  5. that cake looks and sounds so good! nice interview and the book sounds good too

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    1. Thanks, Christine! Hope you're tempted to try the slice...oh and the book too! ;-)

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  6. I've never heard of weetbix but this looks so good.

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    1. It's delicious, Mary.

      P.S. Weetbix are cereal bran biscuits (if that helps at all)

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  7. Sounds delicious, even though I hate Weetbix.

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    1. I promise that in this recipe they're transformed, Kate!

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  8. That's looks and sounds delicious! I wouldn't mind having you come over to my house if you brought desserts all the time. :)

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    1. LOL, Sherry. But I totally agree -- rather than teasing I should be getting ovations! ;-)

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  9. Oh yummy. I only took a couple to go with my coffee.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Oh, go on -- have another couple, Sandee. There's plenty to go around. ;-)

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  10. Both the dessert and the book sound yummy!!! :)

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  11. Your sweet treat sure looks good!

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    1. It's seriously delicious, Nancy. It's hard to stop at one piece. :-)

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  12. I haven't had Weetbix since I was a child when our grandmother (born in UK) came for visits. Haven't thought of that in years. Thanks, Michelle. And thank you for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Joylene! It was a pleasure. :-)

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