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!
· 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
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
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.
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