Claire’s Slice…

Not long after Mum died, I was mucking around in the kitchen and I contrived (for want of a better word) a chocolate slice. My husband and I liked it and so I named it after Mum because kitchens and cooking were one of her favourite things…

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This is the recipe for Claire’s Slice:

(PS – I used English measurements)

5 good ozs of butter and a heaped tablespoon of golden syrup, melted, and a bit more butter if you think the mix will be dry

One and a half cups self raising flour

2 dessertspoons cocoa


2 dessertspoons coconut


To this, I added a half a packet of mixed peel (Australian lemon and orange) – approx 4.4 ounces


And the rind of half an orange and the juice of half an orange (big Australian oranges)

All mixed together.


Then add about 5 oz of dark chocbits.



Press into a slab tin and bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees, fan-forced.


Allow to cool and then ice with chocolate icing. I always make my icing with butter, warm water, cocoa and fine icing sugar and I add a bit of each until the mixture is the consistency and quantity I wish for. It’s exactly the way my Mum used to make icing.


Cut into squares and keep in sealed container in the fridge.


It’s a bit like eating a jaffa…