This is another of those slice recipes that Mum’s bowls club gathered together for their Simple Slices Recipes fund raiser booklet. Those ladies certainly had a great collection of recipes and enjoyed sharing them for the club.
Mum saved this recipe from her bowling magazine, which published the same sort of down to earth recipes as the old PWMU Cookbooks that every woman had copy of back when I was growing up and every young cook, as I was back in the 1970s, was given. The cookbook was a fund raiser for the Presbyterian Womens Missionary Union and was full of recipes and useful hints. Along with everything else cookbooks have changed a lot since those days, but I still sometimes hunt through my copy for a good chutney or jam recipe.
This is the twin of Brandy Alexander Pie both very much desserts of the 70s. They have basically the same ingredients, but this one has creme de menthe instead of brandy. Mum cut both recipes out, probably because I’d told her about making them for dinner parties for our friends. I haven’t heard of anyone making them for a long, long time now though………………..
This is very much a dessert from the 70s. Brandy Alexander Pie together with its twin Grasshopper Pie were all the fashion back then. They are basically the same recipe but this one has brandy and creme de cacao and the other has creme de menthe and creme de cacao. I liked this one, but I think you can see why they both went out of favor.