Cow Poo Slice
Now there’s a phrase you never thought you’d read in a post about cooking – let alone want to make!
But the name is deceiving, as it’s a yummy, easy to make slice, perfect for families, large gatherings and you can even freeze it for later – and best of all basically no cooking is required!!
My friend Cathy gave me this recipe from her friend Deb. Cathy is a great cook and often inspires me for these posts.
Cathy checked with Deb as we were keen to know where the recipe originally came from and apparently Deb got the recipe from an Australian Women on the Land recipe book and it was credited to a Shearers’ Cook.
A shearers’ cook is required to cook large amounts of food to feed a lot of hungry, weary workers, and this recipe is perfect for that scenario.
Shearers are known as needing lots of foods and the cooks have to be able to make something out of almost nothing.
I found this interesting article which takes you into what a day in the life of shearers’ cook looks like, what they need to produce for the workers. The amount of food they produce and gets consumed in a day will astound you!
We’ve since discussed the name of the slice and think it must have something to do with the look and quantity of it – but we will never know!
Recipe for Cow Poo Slice
12x8cm lined tin
Makes a lot, so use a big mixing bowl!
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cup rice bubbles
- 1 1/2 cup coconut
- 6 Weetbix (crushed)
- 1 cup dried apricots (chopped)
- 1/2 cup sultanas
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 180g butter
Topping: melt together
- 200gm chocolate
- 30g butter
What to do:
- Combine brown sugar, honey, peanut butter and butter in saucepan and simmer until combined and thickened slightly.
- Pour mixture over the dry ingredients.
- Mix well (there’s a lot so use a big bowl).
- Press into a lined tin.
- Cover with chocolate topping.
- Put into the fridge for a few hours until set.
- Cut into squares and put into airtight container and store in fridge.
- Can be frozen.
Feel like joining in?
So now you know what I’ve been cooking (and eating if I’m honest).
It’s always fun joining Canadian bloggers Donna and Deb for their What’s on your plate challenge series each month. These posts go live on the first Wednesday of each month and you can join in too, just by adding your post to their linkup.
It’s not a hard challenge and I can assure you it’s not just for ‘proper’ cooks – I’ve been joining in for a few months now, so how hard can it be??
It’s fun looking at what others are making and how they do things – I always learn new things from everyone who participates.
What’s Coming Up:
Our monthly WOYBS linkup is happening on Friday 21 January – hope you can join us and share what you’ve been reading over the holiday season and what’s on your list to read this year.
So tell me, are you keen to make this slice?
Hope to see you 🙂
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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