This is a very easy recipe, one you really can’t muck it up, even if you add the ingredients together in the wrong order. It takes around an hour from start to finish, including time for cooling out of the oven.
No icing is required and the kids and parents at the Playgroup gobbled it up furiously. A good sign, no doubt. It is even a recipe children could make so very easily. In fact, next time I will make it AT playgroup!
125 g butter, melted
1 1/2 cups caster sugar, (or fine white sugar)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup Plain All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 cup White Choc bits
Pre- heat oven 170 degrees celsius or equivalent, and grease and / or line a lamington tray 8″ x 10″ with baking paper.
1. Melt the butter (I use the microwave on med high for 1 minute or so)
2. Combine the castor sugar and cocoa and salt in a large bowl
3. Add the eggs and vanilla together and add to sugar and cocoa mix.
4. Stir in the melted butter, (which by now has cooled a little and won’t cook the eggs!)
5. Fold through the combined flour and baking powder, and finally the choc bits.
6. Spread into the lamington / slice pan evenly.
7. Bake 170° for 25 – 30 minutes.
8. Cool a little and slice into rectangles for serving.
The best thing is this slice is sweet enough, there is no need whatsoever to ice it, however, a dusting of vanilla sugar looks divine for presentation purposes. ( and no nuts, so great for kids with allergies!) Something for those with a sweet tooth to ponder about.