A slice or two – Banana slice


Today I am sharing two slice recipes that I have recently baked.  They are both easy to make, taste delicious and freeze well. If you cut them into squares prior to freezing your life is even easier next time you need something sweet.

Banana slice

Recipe from CWA Classics.

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg or cloves
  • 60 g softened butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • lemon juice to taste
  • icing sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 15-cm x 25-cm slice tin. (I like to line tin with baking paper)
  2. Sift flour and spices into a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar, then add the mashed banana and beat for 2 minutes. Add the egg and beat well. Mix in the milk and flour mixture alternately. Stir in the walnuts. Put into prepared tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  3. To make the icing, combine the butter with the water and lemon juice and add sufficient sifted icing sugar to achieve the desired consistency.
  4. While the slice is still warm, spread with lemon icing and cut into squares.
  • I found it easier to cut the slice into squares once it had cooled.

See my Lemon and Coconut Slice here.

Do you cook slices?

Do they remind of cake stalls or visits to elderly relatives?

I hope you enjoy these two!


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    today i

    October 10, 2012

    you always whip up the most delicious looking dessert:)!

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    Kate @ Kate Writes

    October 10, 2012

    Your lemon slice was delicious Jane! I must raid someones egg and lemon stash..

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    Mama Smith

    October 11, 2012

    These look delicious! I have such a sweet tooth that I'm dying for a nibble 🙂

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    Sarah @ Chantille Fleur

    October 11, 2012

    Mmm..that lemon coconut slice sounds so yum! I'll have to try it as soon as we have some more ripe lemons!
    Thanks for sharing the recipes 😀

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    October 11, 2012

    Thanks for posting the recipes Jane. Just right to bake for everyone after cider making on Sunday.

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    October 11, 2012

    I have just discovered your lovely blog…I too have made the banana slice after finding it in the CWA Classics recipe book. There seems to be quite a few easy, but yummy looking slices and biscuits in that book that I want to try. The lemon coconut slice looks delicious, I will be giving that one a go. Thankyou for the inspiration. x

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    Lizzy (Good things)

    October 13, 2012

    Oh Jane, that lemon slice…. my mouth is watering!

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    Through My Kitchen Window

    October 14, 2012

    Your lemon slice looks divine. Thanks for the recipe. I need ideas for cake stalls and this looks perfect.

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    October 15, 2012

    Perfect timing – I have a couple of tired bananas that need a good home! Will also definitely try the lemon slice because I'm a sucker for anything lemon, and have 4 dozen eggs languishing in the fridge from our enthusiastic chooks!!

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    tea with lucy

    October 15, 2012

    I have a very similar lemon and coconut recipe. I love anything lemony. . . and am currently on a slippery slope back into the land of sugar after many months sugar free!!

    rachel xox

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    e / dig in

    October 16, 2012

    i don;t make enough slices! jane the lemon one looks divine, so juicy.

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    October 16, 2012

    Oooh, the lemon ones looks very good, Jane! I can't do bananas though..


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