I was looking for something to make to take on a picnic and found this recipe. This size is meant to be served warm with drinks, but I think larger ones would be OK to eat cold at a picnic, so I might give them a go.
When my kids were growing up providing something for them to take to be sold at their school fetes was a major headache. I’m not sure if it’s the same sort of problem these days, but I thought this compile of Fete Treats might be worth posting just in case it is. It’s from a Herald Sun feature in August 1994 and has all the major fete treats of the day printed in one place which I thought was a great idea.
This 1990s recipe comes from a collection printed by The Australian Women’s Weekly – Delicious Vegetables from the Microwave. Two things give its age away. One, it mentions the wattage of the microwave something you don’t see in recipes now and two, it shows you how to salt and drain the eggplants, which you now longer need to do. Despite those things it’still a nice easy vegetable dish.
I found this recipe in the collection and thought it would make a very hearty vegetarian dish and then realised it would also work as a gluten free dish. The rice/egg/parsley base is a good substitute for flour based pastry.
There’s lots of Brownie recipes available and I’ve already posted some myself, but I like this one as it needs no beating and it’s made in just one bowl. That means that by the time the kids lick the bowl and spoon there’s hardly anything to clean up.
I’m not sure I’d call this a cake recipe, I think it’s more of a no-bake dessert, but I suppose you could serve it up as a cake. It says it should be made a day ahead, which makes it a great dessert for summer lunchtime bbqs.