We didn’t have a lot of money when I was little, and my mum couldn’t afford shop-bought food for our recess every day.
Instead, she used to make this slice from the crumbs at the bottom of the Weetbix packet (an Australian breakfast food, much like weetabix). She’d get all the crumbs, combine them with coconut and flour and a few other things, then bake it and ice with chocolate icing and sprinkle desiccated coconut on top.
The best bit was that, because it was so cheap to make, sometimes Mum would pack me TWO little baggies of it, so I could trade with the kids in my class. They loved it so much, I could manage to negotiate for a packet of crisps or a half-share in a bought lunch!
My little brother made it for the first time when I visited him last weekend. One bite and I was 10 again…