I have multiple recipes for Alice Cakes, but I don’t remember eating these growing up. But there are many recipes I have encountered that are unfamiliar to me, that’s one of the pleasures of baking for this blog, I get to discover all sorts of new treats.
Chocolate Custard Slices. These were a big hit in the Traybakes’ household. They are no-bake. They are easy to make. They freeze well. And they are really rather yummy.
In my exploration of all things baking, I discovered that these Chocolate Custard Slices are incredibly similar to a Canadian traybake called Nanaimo Bars. The main difference seems to be the inclusion of almonds in the base of the Canadian version. Although, just like with many Northern Irish traybakes, there do appear to be multiple recipe variations. But I’m going to stick with calling them Chocolate Custard Slices.
This is another remarkably simple recipe. Chopped nuts, cherries and coconut, covered in chocolate. There is a little bit of coffee essence in the recipe, but to be honest, I didn’t notice a discernible coffee taste from these Wonder Bites.
Well, I say this is an easy recipe and it looks remarkably simple. My baking went something like this…
We had our first flurries of snow in the week before Thanksgiving this year. When I’m clearing several inches (hopefully not feet!) of snow off our driveway later in the winter, I shall try to remember the look of sheer joy on Little Miss Traybakes’ face when she saw the sprinkling of flakes outside. It won’t make the snow shoveling any easier but I’m hoping it’ll make me smile!
It’s not the earliest I’ve ever seen snow over here and there certainly wasn’t enough to make even the smallest of snowballs, so I’ve been making snowballs in the kitchen instead.
This traybake was new to me but as Little Miss Traybakes pointed out, it does have a lot of the same ingredients as Fifteens (this unprompted comment made me rather proud – a star baker in the making?!)
These are very sweet but also very delicious. Coconutty, crunchy, filled with sticky marshmallows, and topped with sweet white chocolate, these are definitely not for anyone looking to reduce their sugar consumption! But like most of my other bakes, I cut these into small squares. Everything in moderation!
I am on a roll with the ‘firsts’ for the blog. This was my first ‘try to find the traybake someone remembered their mum making’. I received a message via Facebook (thank you!) from someone who remembered a traybake with crushed cornflakes, coconut and white icing on the top.
This may not be the same. This may not even come close. But it does have cornflakes, coconut and white icing on the top. I tried!