Friday, August 12, 2011

New Slice Recipe

Today has been one of those great days where I've accomplished lots and had a balance of chores as well as fun with Grace. I was all set to have an unsettled day after coming home last night from the movies to find Grace still awake as she was adamant that Mummy had to put her to bed and not Daddy (we've had this issue since she was sick last week). However, today she woke up fresh and had been absolutely perfect. With no particular plans, we managed to do a few loads of washing, headed to our favourite cafe for a cup of tea and a babycino, enjoyed the glorious sunny day here in Perth today at the park, had an obstetrician appointment (all going well, will give you all a 'bump update' next week) and enjoyed our lunch outside.

Grace is now down for her nap and before I get stuck into sewing some more of her quilt, I'm just enjoying a cuppa and a piece of a new slice I tried the other day while I browse for some inspiration for a few parties I have coming up. I thought I'd share the yummy recipe with you all. As with most baked goodies, it tastes best not long after it's come out of the oven, but is still fine the day after too...

White Chocolate And Cranberry Squares

150g butter
185g white chocolate
2 eggs
100g castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g plain flour
pinch salt
zest of 1 lemon
75g dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 180°C (I set my fan-forced oven to 160°C) and grease a 10" square cake tin. Melt butter and half of the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Cool slightly. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until frothy. Stir in butter/chocolate mixture. Add sifted flour, salt, remaining chocolate which has been coarsely chopped, lemon zest and cranberries. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is set. Cool in tin for 20-30 minutes. Cut into squares and dust with icing sugar.

The cute little dish in the photo above is my latest thrift find. I bought it at the quirky cafe/giftshop we stopped at in Bridgetown where it was amongst a collection of antique crockery.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead...


  1. That sounds so delicious. I love white chocolate and craisins. I actually just posted about some muffins I made with craisins on my Christmas Blog!

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    Best wishes and happy weekend,

  2. Your day sounds much like mine (except for the obstetrician part ;). Thanks for sharing the receipe - I'm hosting a xmas in July (in August) on Sunday and may have to refer to this if I run out of time coming up with ideas.

    I love the strawberry tablecloth too!

  3. Sounds like the most perfect day to me. Hope mine today is much the same too!

    Those little squares of scummyness look delish!

    Leah x

  4. Gorgeous dish, what a find! The recipe sounds delicious as well, thank you for sharing! Looking forward to the bump update! xx

  5. Wonderful to hear all is going well with your 'bump', Amanda. Thank you for sharing the recipe for your squares, it looks so delicious and I am a sucker for anything with white chocolate in it:) Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Hugs to you and Grace ~ xx

  6. Yummy! I'll have to give this one a go. And great to hear that all is going well with bubs... I look forward to hearinf the full update next week! :) x

  7. slice-looks delish! little dish- sweet! bump update - please!

  8. Your slice looks amazing! I must try your recipe.

  9. It sounds like you had a lovely day Amanda, it's nice when when they sort of unexpectedly turn out that way. The slice sounds fantastic, definitely might have to make it myself. Did you see Harry potter at the movies? I saw it last week, felt a bit sad after it. Going to see Jane eyre this week I can't wait it's my favourite! Hope you had a good weekend x

  10. i love days like that :) and this recipe sounds so delish!

  11. So lovely to do some catching up here and see what you have been up to Amanda!! I too love those perfectly balanced days, going to bed feeling like you achieved lots x

  12. YUM! And your outing sounds right up my alley. Hope you had a wonderful weekend too.

  13. Love both of them, the dish and the slice. Mmmmm-mmmmmm!!! I have a very large, plump soft spot for white chocolate and cranberries you know.

    Good to hear all going well with bump. Hooray!


  14. oh yum! this looks and sounds delicious! Will be giving it a go no doubt

    Claudia xo

  15. Catherine - yes it was Harry Potter I saw. I too was sad to think it was the last movie.

  16. This looks so tasty and what an adorable photo.


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