This really is an oldie, but a it’s a goody. Simple to make and one the kids like.
I think this recipe deserves a photo as the jelly topping would look and taste really good. It’s another one from Mum’s bowls club slices recipe book, which sadly has no photos at all. The book would have been put together well before computers and Photoshop. It would have been typed and the cover would have had to have been done at the printers – the good old days……
This a classic slice recipe, not just for my family, but for many Australian families. I’ve started with Mum’s original handwritten version and then added the typed version from my own recipe collection. On the side I’ve added the metric conversions. To be honest I’m not sure when Mum first started making it but I’ve dated it from the 1950s . I do know though that it still tastes great.
Slices that used condensed milk and copha were very popular in the ’70s and ’80s. In our family there were quite a few recipes that were shared between Mum, my aunties and even by then my sisters-in-law. Instead of icing the slice this one uses a bar of milk chocolate as the topping. The copha is added in to prevent the chocolate cracking when you cut it.
The old no bake slices were a quick and easy way to make something sweet for the family or visitors, especially in summer when you didn’t want to heat up the kitchen by using the oven. This one uses condensed milk and Marie biscuits and has flaked almonds on the top. If the almonds are a problem for you I’m sure you could use dried fruits or even choc chips instead.