Sunday, June 9, 2013


Last night we had friends over for dinner and All Black Rugby. As they came in the door Jessie handed me a bag of fresh walnuts. They grow at their place and they are gorgeously fresh and silky yum yum - I kept eating them.... hard to stop. However today good sense prevailed and I decided to make a favourite slice so that we could make much more of them and spread the love... I know for a fact it would have taken Jessie a bit of work to shell them just to get them to this stage.

This is my Mum's recipe - it freezes well which is important because it is rich and one doesn't need to eat too much at one time - means I will have a tasty stash chilled and ready to eat for visitors. One very special person is visiting us this week - our beautiful Erica from London arrives on Tuesday and also my lovely Mum and Dad will be here at the weekend for great-grandie birthday celebrations. Since I am a working girl I need stuff on-hand ahead of time.

Walnut Slice

120 gms butter
1 tin condensed milk
1 Tblspn Golden Syrup
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 pkt plain wine biscuits (crushed)

Melt the butter and condensed milk and stir in the golden syrup, then the chopped walnuts and crushed biscuits. Press mixture into a tin and bake at 170 degs C for 25 - 30 minutes. This slice should be golden brown on top and soft to touch. Cool in tin. Ice with coffee icing and sprinkle with extra chopped walnuts.

So our friends George and Jessie (who gave us the walnuts) are also my good friend Helen's parents and our son-in-law Paul's Grandad and Grandma and our dear lil Floyd's Great - grandparents. They are both in their ninety's and enjoyed the rugby very much - I fell asleep while watching the game and yet they both remained glued and engaged throughout! Lovely people and a nice evening! I am glad the All Black's beat the French tho and I was happy I was awake to see Sam Cane from Reporoa score a try - I am sure all of us Reporoa people who have stood on the side-line of school rugby games are collectively proud of Sam!


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