There was a time where I just couldn’t be bothered going to the supermarket to make something fancy. We were having guests over, and the night before I decided I wasn’t going to make any sweet to accompany our barbecued lunch with friends.
I woke up on the Saturday morning of the party terribly disappointed in myself. Baking is something I love doing (and enjoying once it’s all over), and I wasn’t going to let a boring visit to the supermarket get in the way of my happiness. At the last minute I found this recipe in which all items were already in my pantry. I didn’t want to miss out on an excuse for baking sweets. This nutmeg slice was surprisingly yummy!
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 100g unsalted butter, softened (3.5oz)
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 tsp bicarb (baking) soda
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- Icing sugar, to dust
- Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Grease and line a 30cm x 20cm (12in x 8in) rectangular cake pan.
- Add the sugar, flour and butter to a food processor and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively, use your hands to blend the mixture. Press half the mixture into the base of the pan and sprinkle with the pecans.
- Place the bicarb soda and milk in a bowl and stir until the bicarb soda dissolves. Add the egg and nutmeg and stir until combined.
- Stir in the second half of the crumb mixture and pour over the base. Bake for 30 minutes, then set aside to cool. Cut into squares and serve dusted with icing sugar.