Morning Tea at Sausage making class
I offered my “Easy 7 layer slice” at a recent class, as something for morning tea. The students loved it so much they asked to post the recipe. I remember years ago my sister made it and for someone that hated any sort of time in the kitchen, I knew it had to be easy.
I was surprised at how easy it was, and it tastes amazing. She’s a bright pumpkin. I decided to add it to one of the Bake Club slice meetings; everyone loved it. I think I might get them to make it as an extra at the end of every year to clean out the Bake Club pantry of any leftover dried fruit or cereals.
If you’re looking for a super quick, no dirty bowls or spatulas kind of bake, this is it. It’s also one that can help you clean up some of that leftover dried fruit, cereal, etc. in your pantry. I make it every year now when I’m cleaning up the cooking school of leftovers.
How easy can this seven layer slice be really?
7 layer slice is my grandson’s favourite slice to make. Apart from the collection of ingredients and popping in and out of a hot oven, he can make it all on his own, and he’s only 4.
I’ve left the cup measurements in this ingredient list; I usually use metric measurements for my recipes, but this one is so forgiving you don’t even have to get the scales out.
As long as you get the butter and biscuit crumbs on the bottom and the chocolate chips and condensed milk on the top, it doesn’t matter how you add the remainder of ingredients
My version of a 7 Layer slice.
- 125 g butter
- 125 g biscuit crumbs
- 1 cup (90 g) coconut
- ½ cup (125g) Oats (or dried fruit?)
- 1 ½ cup (150g) chopped walnuts (or mixed nuts???)
- 1 cup (150g) chocolate chips (this can be added to, or reduced by ½, but you need some to bind)
- 1 full can (395g – 425g depending on brand) sweetened condensed milk
- Melt the butter in a 9X13 cake pan. (We pop the butter in the cake pan and set it in the oven to melt while the oven is warming. Then we collect all the other ingredients).
- Remove from heat and sprinkle the rest of the ingredients in layers over the butter. Do this in order of the recipe, and you'll have it all glued together.
- The last ingredient (condensed milk) needs to be drizzled over the top.
- Bake at 175 c for 25 minutes, or till it's golden brown.
- If using a glass pan, reduce temperature to 150 c. The slice needs to be lightly browned to make sure you've caramelised and set the slice. Allow
to coolcompletely (about 2 hours) before removing from the tray and cutting.
Why not change the oats for cranberries or change the chopped walnuts for almonds and cashews. Don’t like coconut, replace it with something else.
What would your favourite ingredients be?