Cashew Slice

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The other weekend I was going through my recipe folder while David was doing the jigsaw, and came across the recipe for Mum's peanut slice.  Peanut slice was her signature dish - what she'd take if someone said bring a plate.  She would make it when there was going to be a roast for dinner.  David and I would fight over the icing saucepan.  Ok we didn't fight.  One would make a line down the middle and the other would choose which half to take.  Dad would take the slice to work in Tupperware square rounds to snack on.  David would eat them straight out of the freezer, still frozen.  

So David said I should make it.  And I said, well except for the fact that there's no peanuts in the house.  We have cashews though.

So I made one.  With cashews.


So 250g butter, melted (leave the saucepan alone when done - make the icing in it later).  2 cups self-raising flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup coconut, 1 cup peanuts.  Mix all the dry ingredients, then mix in the melted butter.

Cashew slice

Bake for 25 minutes.

Cashew slice

Ice with 1 cup lemon icing - which is icing sugar and lemon juice - and only a teeny amount of lemon juice - you need less than you think.  1 cup was very thin though, possibly this pan is bigger than Mum's.  I should use a bit more icing if I were to make it again.

Cashew slice

It was a bit crumbly though.  Possibly I need to reduce the cooking time a little if the pan is bigger and therefor the mix is thinner.  Or possibly be a little stingy on the dry ingredients.  

Cashew slice

Still tasted ok though :)


Sylvia Johnson said:

Good on you for keeping the family tradition going. Ted's mum gave me the recipe originally. I used to use a lamington tin. (cut into l6 or 32 pieces - 3 cuts in each direction) Maybe needed a little more cooking for it to firm up. But don't take my word for it. It looked pretty good! If the icing is runny, just add more icing sugar.
Don't be mad at me, but last week when I cleaned out the kitchen I threw out the two lamington tins that I had that were looking very sad.
I used to grease the tin with the margarine wrapper and that was enough to stop it sticking, but baking paper would have the same effect.
Hope you all enjoyed it.

April 30, 2020 1:57 PM


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