Beach Cottage Easy Hazelnut Honey Slice Recipe
Thu 9th, Jan, 2014
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
1/4 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.
This post is brought to you by Woolworths