Cuts into 16 squares

This chocolate coconut slice is so nice. It’s super yummy, super easy and egg-free! I converted it to the Thermomix from  the Queensland Flood Relief book A Generous Helping, which is one of my most loved recipe collections. I hope you love this slice as much as we do! If you want to whip this up with an old fashioned bowl and spoon, it’s easy! Find the recipe here.



150g self – raising flour

125g  butter

55g raw sugar

45g   desiccated coconut


125g raw sugar

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

75g butter

90g  desiccated coconut

1-2 tablespoons milk


How to

1.       Preheat oven to 180 C (160 C fan-forced.)  Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper.

2.      Place 55g raw sugar into TM bowl and mill to caster sugar for 3 seconds on speed 9. Set aside.

3.      Place 125g raw sugar into TM bowl and mill to icing sugar for 10 seconds on speed 9. Set aside in another bowl.

4.      Melt the butter for 3 minutes  60 degrees on speed 2. Check that the butter is melted. Add the remainder of the base ingredients, including the caster sugar.

5.       Mix for 5 seconds on speed 4. Transfer the mixture to the tin and press it down using the back of a spoon. Bake for 20 minutes.

6.       For the topping, melt the 75g butter for 2 mintues 60 degrees on speed 2.

7.        Add the remainder of the topping  ingredients. Mix for 5 seconds on speed 4. Check the mixture is combined, if necessary mix for another 5 seconds on speed 4.

8.      As soon as the base comes out of the oven, spread the topping over it. Allow to cool, then put in the fridge  for 1 hour.

9.       Cut the slice  into squares and enjoy!

Wednesday Words of Wisdom – Kid President

by Sammie on October 22, 2014

in Blog

It’s that simple, isn’t it? Now if Kid President can work this out, and he’s a kid, why can’t all the grown up presidents figure it out too? Imagine how good the world could be.

Yes, imagine that.

I’m not a president and I guess if you’re reading my blog, neither are you. But together, we can make the world a better place. We can do good things that make a difference in a good way. If you’re stuck for ideas, check out  Chantelle’s list of good things we can do.

I hope your day is full of the good stuff.


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