My mum used to bake this slice. We deemed it her "special slice". There wasn't anything particularly unique about this slice (sorry mum), but she was the only person we had ever seen make it. It was as though it was her creation and only we got to sample it.
In many ways, the way I eat now has changed since I was a little girl. The more I learn, the more I change. But with all these changes, there is one thing I don't want to let go of: Mum's Special Slice.
So, I put myself to the test to recreate mum's slice with real food - void of refined sugar and flour. I thought it would be a fail. I thought Luke wouldn't want to touch it. But I was wrong on both accounts, and it was an easy defeat to swallow.
A week after I'd made this, Luke and I were reading in the lounge, and out of no where in particular he exclaims, "I really liked that slice," as though he was reading about it in his book.
Suffice to say, it's a winner and one to store in the memory bank!
Rach - this is for you who called the slice 'The Best Baking in the World.'
Mum's Special Slice
For the slice
- 180g butter
- 3 Tbsp rice malt syrup
- 2 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder (gluten free)
- 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
For the icing
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp rice malt syrup
- 3 Tbsp coconut cream
- 6 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
To make the slice, in a small saucepan melt together the butter and rice malt syrup. Add the cocoa powder and mix together well.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, buckwheat flour, baking powder, coconut, salt, vanilla, and walnuts.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour batter into a lined baking tray.
Bake for 15 - 17 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tray.
Meanwhile, to make the icing melt the coconut oil, rice malt syrup, coconut cream in a small saucepan on medium heat.
Add in the coco powder and whisk until thick and glossy.
Add the vanilla and whisk again till all incorporated.
When the slice is nearly cooled, pour the icing over, making sure you pour little bits of icing over the entire slice to make it easier to spread.
Spread the icing over the slice gently.
Place in the fridge until firm and slice.
Leave in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
"Feed, nourish, value yourself."