Merle's Slice

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"The C.W.A. is a very big part of Australian baking. Some of their recipes have been passed down through the ages and are some of the best recipe you will find. This one is no exception ~ It is recipe from a Country Women’s Association cake champion Merle Parrish and is one wonderful slice."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (76.9 g)
  • Calories 319.7
  • Total Fat - 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 29.6 mg
  • Sodium - 27 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 50.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 42.2 g
  • Protein - 1.7 g
  • Calcium - 9.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 26 cm x 16 cm (base measurement) slice tin and line with baking paper, hanging over the two long sides.

Step 2

Combine the flour, coconut, brown sugar and salt in a mixing bowl, and make a well in the centre. Add the butter and vanilla and mix until evenly combined. Press into the prepared tin, smoothing the surface with the back of a spoon. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside to cool completely.

Step 3

To make the icing: Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the butter and lemon juice. Use a wooden spoon to beat until smooth. Spread over the slice and sprinkle lightly with coconut. Leave for about 20 minutes, to set. Lift out of the tin, and cut into fingers to serve.

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Tags : Desserts