Beach Cottage Easy Hazelnut Honey Slice Recipe

Thu 9th, Jan, 2014

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Good morning from Sydney and I’m here with something lovely and tasty for a little bit of a New Year treat…mmm….a slice recipe to get you through January no less.This post is brought to you by Woolworths 


When I first came to Australia I had never heard of the humble slice, let alone had an easy slice recipe up my sleeve, I don’t know if I was living under a rock or rather that it is not the thing to bake in the old country but when I came here it seemed the slice was all over the place.   I kept seeing in magazines (those were the days before Pinterest and when I still bought a lot of magazines) these delicious looking pics of what looked like a flat cake in a tray.


I soon became quite familiar with the slice and tried out a few recipes of my own.  It’s funny really, the slice can be, as I am thinking it is supposed to be, very very simple, very beach cottage, as in throw it together, shove it in the oven and it just works, or it can be fiddled with so it’s a kerfuffle.  I’m sure you know that I go for the former.  I need a simple slice in my life.


There are three wonderful things about slice :  firstly you can make it simply enough with pantry ingredients, secondly there is no faffing with little cupcake liners, you just plonk it in and spread it out with a knife and thirdly you can drape it with icing should you want to dress it up.


This slice recipe is simple and delicious and includes my favourite hazelnuts….I have a little bit of a love for hazelnuts, their shape, the colour, their aroma, the way they chop up, their taste, their cosy-up-under-a-blanket associations.   Here I used Woolworths Select hazelnuts (and lovely honey too) and they didn’t disappoint on any of the above, nice taste a bit on the exotic side, a bit of crunch and good value, I value good value.

Easy Hazelnut & Honey Slice Recipe


1 cup self raising flour

1 cup oats

1 cup hazelnuts chopped

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 cup desiccated coconut

125g butter melted

1 egg

1/4 cup honey


1. add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine

2. line a baking tray with greaseproof paper & grease

3. pop mixture onto tray & level out with the back of a spoon

4. bake 180C for 25 mins or until risen and golden brown


Another thing I love about a slice is it’s very take-a-long or lunch box-able – make up a couple of these and slice it up to go in lunches for a treat, sit in a hammock and have some for your afternoon tea or plate it up and take it along to a gathering…home-made deliciousness with easy written all over it and I love that.



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15 Responses to “Beach Cottage Easy Hazelnut Honey Slice Recipe”

  1. Deb says:

    Nice! Thank you.
    I make a similar slice with oats and seeds, and the kids love it, but this is looking a bit lovely! Unfortunately the kids school os nut-free, but we can have it at home!!

    • sarah says:

      hmmm some seeds would be nice – I’d love your recipe if you have time and don’t mind sharing Deb? thanks xxx

  2. Cathi says:

    I’ve never heard of a “slice” here in (brrrrrrr.. cold!) New England, USA—unless, of course, we are talking pizza! A slice and a cup of espresso would be wonderful tonight! xo

    • sarah says:

      I hadn’t heard of it either before I came to Australia – it’s so easy and so quick, I love them! xx

  3. What???!? You hadn’t heard of slice???!? Oh my gosh…I can’t imagine a world without slice!!?!! And speaking of slice….will def be trying out this one, sounds great for the kids xx

  4. Neen says:

    No slice in life is so, so, so …..ummmmmmm I just can’t believe it……. life without lemon slice…..I can’t even think straight…..surely we didn’t invent caramel slice, jelly slice and vanilla slice ( snot block ) really? really? is it just Aussies ……yum, yum, yummy slice.
    Another great post Sarah, thankyou for the superb photos and recipe ;) Neen the slice eating queen !!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love hazlenuts and honey and slices (we have them in nz). I will definitely be making this soon. Thanks Sarah!

    And I agree with poster above about lemon slice – my current go to :)

  6. Socrate says:

    The cakes look so tasty :)

  7. merilyn says:

    slices are perfect sarah! yours looks great! there are so many varieties, adaptable and portable as you said! my mother made ab fab slices back in the 50′s when we were growing up … she was the slice queen! my favourite was her lemon slice … if I can find the recipe you are welcome to it! and a great chocolate one too! memory lane trip … lol m:)X

  8. Anonymous says:

    So much cultural information on this blog. I didn’t know slices were Aussie. Great to freeze too.

    Do I remember a previous blog about.your introduction to the Aussie practice of “bring a plate”?

    PS Re the recipe: Do you roast the hazelnuts first??


  9. How finely do you chop the hazelnuts? From the photo the slice looks fine and not chunky big pieces of nut.

  10. Karen says:

    Can’t wait to try this Sarah – I love quick and easy – specially the one bowl variety :)

  11. Motherofluvlies says:

    Hi Sara Happy New Year by the way :) Isn’t that a flapjack with hazelnuts?just managed to get back to reading you as we had a manic but wonderful christmas as the Irish contingency came to England over Xmas and new year(that would be 10adults and eight under 8 year olds….my oldest still in Brisbane ,got a job AT&T boyfriend and doing everything to get her visa :( ) Wishing you and your family a fun filled 2014 .We are waiting on the Siberian wind xxx

  12. wordshipper says:

    I’m sure I’ll be able to google castor sugar and desiccated coconut, but what size pan would I use?