I've decided to go a bit non-traditional. This is a slice that I LOOOOVED as a kid when Mum made it. I've no idea where the recipe came from - it was typed on a typewriter! Having now seen the ingredients list, it's not hard to see why I loved it...
- 250g of softened butter
- 1 firmly packed cup of brown sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 2 cups sifted plain flour
- 1 cup choc bits
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla. Stir in the rest. The consistency will be like a soft cookie dough.
Smoosh it into a tin (approx. 31 x 12cm, or mine is 22cm square). Put it in a pre-heated 180°C oven for around 20 minutes, or until it is a bit brown on top.
Cut it into slices while it is still warm, but leave it in the tin to cool completely (or else it will crumble).