This wholemeal apple slice is so yummy! I used to make this with white flour but in an attempt to be healthier I tried wholemeal flour and it is just as amazing! It is a quick and super easy slice for anyone to make. I use the tin baking apples as I am lazy! However you could easily peel and cut up a few apples instead.
150g unsalted butter at room temperature
250g caster sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
250g Wholemeal Self Raising Flour, sifted (note I still use the extra husk that won't sift through)
170ml (2/3 cup) buttermilk (see below for alternative)
1 tsp vanilla extract
400g tinned baking apple
icing sugar (to dust)
Make the buttermilk (if required) - To do this simply measure out the milk and add 1 Tbsp lemon juice, stir to combine and leave to curdle while you get the other ingredients ready
Preheat the oven to 180 degC fan forced
Line a slice tin with baking paper
Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
Add half the flour and half the buttermilk in alternate batches, mixing after each addition
Mix until smooth, then add the vanilla extract and beat until combined
Spread a thin layer on the base of the tin. (Just under half of the mixture will do)
Place the apples on top taking care not to overlap and to make sure the apples go all the way to the edges
Bake in the middle of the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden and a skewer comes out clean. Note can add some alfoil on the top of the slice if it is getting too dark on top
Leave in the tin for 30 minutes, then on to a wire rack to cool completely
Sift some icing sugar on top, cut into slices and serve. Enjoy! and try not to eat it all yourself haha
This weetbix chocolate slice is a super quick slice that has a beautiful texture. I just love the crunch of the weetbix through it. It is so healthy you could almost have it for breakfast haha. Just joking!
The kids will love this and so will the adults. The chocolate flavour is beautiful and it's not too sweet. Enjoy!
250g unsalted butter
325g self raising flour
110g brown sugar
25g cocoa powder
100g icing sugar
7g cocoa powder (1 Tbsp)
2 Tbsp boiling water
Moist coconut flakes (as required)
Preheat oven to 180 degC fan forced
Line a slice tray with baking paper
Melt butter in the microwave
In a mixing bowl crush the weetbix into small pieces
Add flour, brown sugar and sifted cocoa powder
Mix the dry ingredients together
Add the butter to the dry ingredients and mix until it comes together
Press the mixture into the slice tray using the back of a spoon to press down
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes
Allow the slice to cool in the tin. If there is enough time!
Make the topping by mixing all ingredients together and spread on top of the slice
Scatter the coconut flakes on top
Put the slice in the fridge and allow the icing to set before cutting into slices
Note keep this slice in the fridge to stop it getting crumbly
This pumpkin choc chip slice is a beautiful healthy option for the kids. I was thinking of making chocolate brownies but I was hoping to make something a bit healthier! As I was roasting some pumpkin for dinner I thought why not make something with some of the extra pumpkin. And I can't skip the chocolate so I came up with this and added choc chips. This is quite yummy and not too sweet!
500g pumpkin raw (300g cooked)
3 large eggs
1 cup brown sugar (200g)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour (130g)
1 tsp cinnamon ground
1/2 tsp nutmeg ground
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced.
Cut up pumpkin into around 3cm chunks and roast in the oven for around 40 minutes until cooked and soft. (Make sure it doesn't burn!) Note I did this the night before and just kept in the fridge until I was ready to make the slice the next morning.
Line a brownie baking tray with baking paper.
Melt butter and sugar for 1 minute in the microwave and stir to combine. (Lazy i know as this should probably be done on the stove!)
Blend pumpkin, butter and sugar, eggs and vanilla in a stick blender until smooth.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add sifted flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Stir gently until just combined.
Fold in chocolate chips until just mixed through.
Transfer to baking tray and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until testing stick comes out clean.