As these things so often go - I now make it for The Farmchildren as a treat. It is ridiculously easy and very yummy.
The ingredients are as follows:
- 1 cup brown sugar (my Mum used to use white)
- 1 cup SR flour
- 1/2 cup of dessicated coconut
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa
- 125g butter or margarine, melted (It was Flora all the way when I was a child)
- 1 lightly beaten egg
Preheat your oven to about moderate. Mix the sugar, cocoa, flour and coconut up in a bowl. Pour in the melted butter and then the egg. Mix up and press into a greased and lined (I am big on greasing and lining. It prevents a multitude of stuff ups) slice tin. Bake in a moderate oven for 20-30 minutes. Bring it out and let it cool for 5 minutes and then ice with chocolate icing whilst still warm and in the tin. My Mum always used to sprinkle more coconut on top. The Farmchildren will eat coconut but only if they don't realise it is there, and so I use hundreds and thousands.
I bet I am not the only child of the 70s who can remember this one!