Thursday, 26 April 2012

 Hello my name is Patricia and I have an addiction...I thought I would share so that you too could be addicted and we could start our own support group LOL...enjoy!
 Cornflake Biscuits...
  • 250g butter, room temp
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 3 cup cornflakes, lightly crushed
  • 2-3 cups cornflakes, extra (not crushed)
  1. Preheat oven to 180C and have 2 greased baking trays ready
  2. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
  3. Add vanilla and eggs, gently beat together
  4. Fold flour through mixture, until well combined
  5. Add crushed cornflakes, chocolate chips, and sultanas, stir gently
  6. Roll 2tlb mixture into a ball, then roll through extra cornflakes, flatten slightly
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until just golden

Monday, 19 March 2012

Raspberry and Coconut Slice

Are you a lover of good old fashioned slices?  I remember as a child visiting my beloved Grandmother and always finding her kitchen filled with an array of cake and biscuit tins all filled with a myriad of delectable treats for us to share.  One of her absolute all time *go to* recipes was this one that I will share with you today for "Raspberry and Coconut Slice.

I am yet to ever serve it to a guest that doesn't like it and beg me for the recipe.  I love it because it is nice and easy, very quick to make and is made from ingredients that I always have on hand.

Raspberry jam coconut slice

20 pieces


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 125g butter, chilled, cubed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 3cm deep, 24cm x 29.5cm (base) lamington pan.
  2. Process flour, 1/2 cup sugar and butter to resemble breadcrumbs. Add 1 egg and vanilla. Process to form a dough.
  3. Press dough into base of prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until light golden. Spread jam over warm base.
  4. Whisk remaining eggs and remaining 1/2 cup sugar together. Stir in coconut. Spread over jam. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden. Cool completely in pan. Cut into pieces. Serve

    This slice will keep well in a sealed tin for several days BUT it is my experience that there isn't much chance of that happening as it will be devoured long before then!

    If you have any other family favourite slice recipes that you would like to share with the group please contact me and we will arrange it.  I hope if you have never tried this recipe before that you give it a go and that you enjoy as much as we do in this house.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Welcome Foodie Friends.

I have decided that we need a blog to go along with our  ~The What's For Dinner Tonight Group~ on Facebook.  I hope to post about all things food and other tasty related topics.  Please feel free to contact me with any ideas or requests that you have for posts or with any pictures or recipes of tasty morsels that you have made and are keen to share with everyone.

So, lets get the show on the road....get your aprons on guys and lets get cooking