This isn’t a dish for my family as they don’t like recipes that have a meat and fruit combination, which is a shame as I think it would be worth trying. The chilli kick in the base and the coconut in the topping certainly add a lot of interest.
I don’t make as many biscuits and slices now as I did when my children were growing up. I have more time than I did back then, but the idea of a quick slice still has a lot of appeal and the combination of coconut and lemon is always a winner.
When my children were at primary school I helped put together a cookbook as a fundraiser. The school community were asked to send in contributions and we ended up with lots of great recipes. The mother who sent this one in added the note about it being a good ‘first baking’ cake and it definitely is. It’s been made many times in my household by both the kids and me. The added bonus is that it also tastes great.
This is another easy slice to make and is great because it’s no bake and can be kept in the fridge until you need it.
These could be a fairly healthy biscuit for the kids during the school holidays or as they’re pretty easy to make they might even be a good holiday activity. They won’t keep long with the mushy bananas inside, but they probably won’t last long with the kids around anyway.
This another one of those 70s Copha slices. I think they were popular because they didn’t need baking, made a large quantity and were quick and easy to make. All pretty good reasons when you think about it.
To be honest I don’t think this is particularly ‘tropical’, but it still sounds good. It’s really just an apple crumble with bananas, coconut and pecans – does that make it tropical, I leave it to you to decide……..
The heading on this New Idea segment says ‘the perfect breakfast treat”, but I’m pretty sure my granddaughters would like them in their lunchbox and I wouldn’t mind them for afternoon tea.
This is another one for rhubarb lovers. I don’t see why you couldn’t use store bought custard instead of making your own. Homemade custard tastes creamier, but if you don’t have the time or the inclination, use the bought ……….
This is really more of a cake than the usual gingerbread. It’s the first time I’ve seen coconut added into gingerbread and it should make it lovely and moist.