I had a wonderful nanny growing up called Mrs Thompson. I was child number 5 out of 6 kids so by the time I came along my parents were definitely in need of help. Whilst no one could ever take the place of my mum, Mrs Thompson was a huge part of our lives growing up and stayed with us until I was 17 and my little brother was 10.
Mum never bought packaged sweets for us, but that’s not to say we went without our fair share of cakes. Each Wednesday was bake day – Mrs Thompson would back at least 3 delicious, wholesome cakes and biscuits. That might seem a lot, but let me assure you, shared amongst a family of 8 you had to be quick to get your piece!
Mrs Thompson’s star bake was her Weetbix slice – all buttery, a bit crispy, very chocolaty and one that we fight over for an extra piece.
I hadn’t thought of weetbix slice for decades until recently when I saw it in a magazine and was overwhelmed by my childhood memories. I now include my own take on the famous weetbix slice which I reckon is pretty awesome and my kids gave it a huge thumbs up.
- 12 weetbix biscuits
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 250g butter melted
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- Preheat over to 180 deg. Line a square cake tin with parchment, have parchment overhanging the sides to make it easy to remove the slice.
- In a food processor add weetbix, and blend until fine. Then add almond meal, desiccated coconut, sugar, cocoa and melted butter. Blend until well combined.
- Place into baking pan, and press down well.
- Bake in oven for about 15 - 20 mins.
- This slice is rich and delicious but quite crumbly. This slice is superb as it is but if you want to ice, melt about a cup of dark chocolate and a tablespoon of butter. Mix until smooth then spread over cooled slice.