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Fifty six year old empty-nester. Wife to one, mum to four and nan to three precious grandies. Living simply is my passion, I enjoy growing food, living healthy and playing with a variety of crafts. I am always up for a bargain and love to op shop for vintage treasures.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Some Recipes

We had this for tea/dinner last night. Yum!

Nice and simple Mince Casserole -Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen's Classic Country Collection

500gms mince meat
1 beef stock cube
1 onion
1/2 cup cooked rice
1 x 440gm tin condensed tomato soup
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup cheese
pinch of mixed herbs

Mix together mince meat, stock cube, diced onion, rice, soup and herbs. Place in a medium sized casserole dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and grated cheese on top of meat. Cook in moderate oven
(180-200C) for 1-1 1/2 hours or until tender. Serve with mashed potatoes and greens.

Chocolate Fudge Slice

1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup coconut
1 tablespoon cocoa
185gms butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Icing

1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
30 gms butter
1 1/2 tablespoons hot water
coconut or sprinkles

Stir dry ingredients into bowl, add melted butter and vanilla, mix well.

Press mixture over base of greased 28cm x 18cm lamington tin. Bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes. Cool in tin.

When cool, ice with chocolate icing. Sprinkle with coconut or 100's & 1000's. Cut into slices when icing has set.

Sift icing sugar and cocoa into small bowl.
add melted butter and water, mix until smooth.

(For this recipe I used a slice tin and 1 1/2 cups of icing and 1 dessertspoon of butter)

Good ole Lemon Slice

1 pkt of coffee biscuits (crushed)
1/2 tin condensed milk
4oz butter/margarine
1 cup coconut
grated rind of lemon

Melt condensed milk and butter together, (stir while doing it as mixture burns easily).

Add to coffee biscuits, coconut and lemon rind.

Put in slice tin.

Set in fridge.

When set ice with icing made out of 2 cups icing sugar, a little butter and juice of lemon. Sprinkle with coconut.

Citrus Wheaten Slice

1 cup weetbix crushed
1 1/2 cups SR flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut
150 gms butter
3 tablespoons of orange juice

Combine dry ingredients.

Melt butter and orange juice. Stir melted mixture through dry ingredients.

Press into a greased slice tray. Bake in moderate oven for 25 minutes.

When cool, ice with lemon or orange icing and sprinkle with extra coconut.

Cut into slices.

1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon butter, melted
2-3 tablespoons orange or lemon juice (I used freshly squeezed orange juice)

Sift icing sugar. Add melted butter.

Add enough juice to give a thick spreading consistency.

Not too hard to guess what I have been doing most of today. I have a day off and had to make some slices for son's sports carnival on Friday, that's why the slices are still in slabs. Unfortunately it looks like it could be cancelled due to hot weather. I am sure these will be much appreciated by my ever loving family (when it comes to my homemade cakes etc) and they will definitely not go to waste.

Enjoy your day,

x Tania


  1. Yum!! Good old fashioned stick to your bones kind of tucker.
    Lemon slice and a hot cuppa....Not much better

  2. I have the Lady Flo cookbook too.
    It has such good basic everyday recipes.

  3. hi Tania

    Yeah, love that Lemon Slice - I think I could add that to my comfort food list. Yum!

    -Joolz :)

  4. Yummo your slices look amazing. I bet they taste deliscious.

  5. Yummy Tucker! The Mince Casserole sounds really quick and easy. The lemon slice brings back memories of my daughter making a batch and eating almost all of it and making herself sick and never eating it again :)

    I made a wheat bix slice similar to yours except I put marshmellow over the top and it was yummy

  6. wonderful recipes thank you so much for sharing!


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