Learning to cook at school is often considered an elective and not a mandatory subject, but this was not always the case.
Marcia Noble loves cooking and she has her school to thank for her lessons in the art of food preparation.
“We had domestic science when I went to school,” she said.
“We had two years of it and we learnt to cook there, but my mother encouraged me with it.
“They taught us how to cook meals, cakes and biscuits.”
Ms Noble said she loves cooking and loves doing it for charity with the Oura branch of the Country Women’s Association.
“Passionfruit slice is one of my favourite things to cook and I just love slices,” she said.
“All ovens are different, mine is a bit hotter on one side so it’s difficult for cakes but good for slices/”
Passionfruit slice recipe
- 125 grams butter melted
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tin condensed milk
- ½ cup lemon juice (or to taste)
- Juice of 2 or 3 passionfruits (or to taste).
- Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients
- Mix well and press into a greased and lined slice pan.
- Cook for 15 minutes at 160 degrees fan forced or until lightly brown.
- While the base is cooking, mix the condensed milk and lemon juice until thick.
- Add the passionfruit juice and stir well.
- Spread over cooked base and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
- When completely cold, cut into 24 pieces.
PRO TIP: Serve the slice with a dollop of cream and a strawberry slice on top.
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