Sunday, December 14, 2008

235. Recipe in Rhyme 4: Santa Slice!

I have just returned from a delightful afternoon spent at Jane's with friends. I took along a slice and people liked it! As I've said before, I'm no Domestic Goddess, so I was thrilled to be asked for the recipe.



When Barbara asked for my recipe
I simply glowed with pride!
When cooking prowess is mentioned  
I usually run and hide!
But I must make one admission!
This recipe isn't all mine.
I filched it from another;
The delightful Caroline.
However, she called it Fruit Slice,
Which I thought rather bland.
Santa Slice has a ring to it
So I hope she'll understand.

So, here goes, you need a tray
Designed for the average slice.
Spray a little oil on it;
A quick squirt will suffice.
Heat your oven at the start,
Try 180 degrees,
(It's always tricky making rhymes
Of technical things like these!)
I cup coconut, one cup flour,
And one cup sugar, brown.
Mix with melted butter,
Then in your slice tin press it down.
Cook for just ten minutes
While you prepare the topping,
You'll easily get it done in time
If you work hard without stopping.
Melt butter, sugar and syrup
Gently till they blend,
Also mix flour, fruit and sherry.
(You're getting near the end.)
Now combine the two blends,
(Ah! What a lovely smell!)
That little whiff of sherry
Seems to cast a festive spell!
Take your slice tray from the oven
And spread the topping neatly.
Return for fifteen minutes.
It should be cooked completely.
When it's cool you must slice it,
And place it on a plate
And all the 'girls' at the party
Will say 'Wow! That was great!'


BASE 1 cup coconut, 1 cup self-raising flour, 1 cup of brown sugar 125 grams butter.
TOPPING 30 grams butter, 200 grams mixed fruit, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup, 1/4 cup self-raising flour, 3/4 cup almond flakes, 1/4 cup sherry or brandy.


Elizabeth said...

Sounds so very yummy -
Just my sort of treat
to fatten up my tummy
and be very nice to eat


Anonymous said...

What a great way of presenting a recipe! Sounds good too.

b+ (Retire In Style Blog) said...

I could read all the love that was added to the beautiful recipe for a rhymn. Smile!

Add this book to your list:

The Ribbon Walk by Carrie Brown

A story about two children. Just wonderful.


Indrani said...

This is the first time I am reading a recipe in poem format. Great lines.
Yummy lines in fact.

paisley said...

i am by no stretch of the imagination a good cook... but a blogging friend of mine, mary over at meander with me shared an absolutely deliscious fruit cake recipe,, and for someone that doesn't at all like fruit cake,,, i think maybe next year you ought to surprise Caroline with a loaf of mary's a christmas treat

Linda Jacobs said...

I'm sure it wasn't easy to make this rhyme! Excellent job!

Bear Naked said...

Sounds like this is really yummy.
Thanks Brenda.

Bear((( )))

Anonymous said...

" I too was at the party with Brenda and the slice was yummy. Caroline is a very good cook and so good about sharing her recipes. Brenda is amazing the way she writes poetry, converts plays to rhyming plays and makes all her friends laugh. I admire her talents greatly. Gwenda"

Rinkly Rimes said...

Thank you Gwenda! And every word of it's TRUE!!!!

Rinkly Rimes said...

To Elizabeth.

So Elizabeth can 'doggerel' too!
There's room in the world for me AND you!

Marguerite said...

Sounds yummy! I love recipes and rhyme and this is a good combination of the two.

Kat said...

As confessed Dmestinc you may not be... but you sure are a Poetic Goddess :)))))

And the recipe renamed sure adds a kick..!!!!