Sunday, March 19, 2017


I love a good slice and this is one of my favourites.  Check out any CWA cookbook or fundraising cookbook for a school, Guides, Scouts or any other organisation and you will find a version of this slice.  I call it Jammy Slice because well, it is jammy.  Thumbing through some of my cookbooks today I discovered that another name for this slice is English Matrimonial Slice - what a mouthful!  Apparently it was so named because of the pressed based and the crumble top....which supposedly represent the fact that you are supposed to take the smooth with the rough in marriage.  Ok......  Anyway, whatever its name is it is delicious.  It is wonderful warm from the oven (wait 10 - 15 minutes or you will burn your mouth with lava like jam!) and it is nice at room temperature.  So easy to make and so tasty.


1 1/2 cups of self raising flour (1 1/2 cups plain flour and 3 tsps of baking powder)
180g chilled diced butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup of rolled oats
1 cup desiccated coconut
3/4 cup jam of your choice (I use raspberry)

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Line a 18cm x 28cm slice tin with baking paper.
2. Place flour and butter in the bowl with the kneading blade. Pulse for 10 -20 seconds until the mixture resemble bread crumbs or sand.
3. Add brown sugar, oats and coconut.
4. Select Pastry P1 for 30 seconds.
5. When the program is complete, place half the mixture into the prepared tin and push down very firmly. Spread the jam over the base and sprinkle the other half of the mixture over the top and press down very lightly.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
7. When baked removed from the oven, allow to cook and then slice into squares.

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