Once upon a time a lovely lass called Lucy had a blog called Diminishing Lucy. It was one of the very first blogs I ever read and I truly connected with Lucy through it. It was a health and fitness blog, but so much more than that. Lucy had a way of inviting us in and her words were so thoughtful. I was very sad when life moved on for her and Lucy stopped blogging a couple of years ago.
Lucy used to write about her darling mother in such a way that I thought, “one day I want my own girls to write about me like that.” A beautiful connection, born of mutual admiration and gratitude. I loved it.
One day a few years back, Lucy posted her mother’s chocolate slice recipe. It was a very simple, very British, very old-school kind of slice and my family totally fell in love with it. We’ve been making this lovely slice all those years, but I never though to share it. I always wondered what Lucy would think if I shared it, now that her blog is closed. So I asked her and she said yes! Oh and I added the coconut… not part of Lucy’s Mum’s original recipe, but so pretty!
Lucy’s Mum’s no-bake chocolate slice
4oz (114gm) butter
2 Tbs cocoa
1 Tbs golden syrup
250gm packet plain biscuits
Coconut to sprinkle on top
Crush the biscuits (I put them into a zip lock bag and bash them with the kitchen mallet. Quite therapeutic!).
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter then add the cocoa and golden syrup and stir to combine.
Add crushed biscuits and mix well.
Pour into greased and lined slice tin and press firmly with the back of a metal spoon (the base of a glass works well too). Sprinkle the top with coconut and press down gently.
Chill for at least four hours, overnight is good.
Cut into fingers and serve immediately. Keep leftovers (if such a thing exists) in an air-tight container in the fridge for a week or so.
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