As we are all locked up I thought baking something really yummy could cheer us up and the recipe for a special slice came to mind.
I have been given the opportunity to share this recipe with you by Teresa Verney past member of our group who had to leave when she returned to Queensland. Glad to say though Teresa is still a member of our Facebook page. The recipe was inherited by Teresa from Ina, a friend of many moons ago. While Ina was alive it was a guarded secret but now we are all able to enjoy. Teresa once brought the slice to a spin/felt/chat day and we did it justice by eating every morsel. How many remember that? At the time I baked the slice and found it to be absolutely yum.
Ingredients – 1 cup self raising flour, 1 cup coconut, 114g butter melted, ¾ cup sugar, 2 eggs, ½ cup milk Method – mix melted butter and sugar together then add dry ingredients followed by beaten egg and milk. Turn into a lined slice tin and bake in a moderate oven for approximately 20 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Ice with lemon icing while still warm. Teresa said she makes up a butter cream icing and mixes with lemon juice to cover cake then sprinkles over additional coconut. I varied this slightly by mixing icing sugar with lemon juice and coconut and spreading over cake – worked really well, though have to say the butter cream icing makes it just a little bit more special.