More body than biscuits and more petite
than cakes, slices are fabulous for late-night suppers with coffee, or
by day for school and office lunches. Whether baked or unbaked,
appetizing slices keep well and are handy to have in your pantry when
surprise visitors drop in .
Slices are most easily cooked in a shallow oblong or slab tin about 18 x
28cm. The tin should be well greased but there is usually no need to
line the base with paper, as the slice is left in the tin until cool.
The best way to cut a slice is to cut it
in half, then cut each half in half lengthways; then cut the slice in
half across the width and finally cut each half into thirds. Most cake
recipes can be iced while still in the tin. A 'slice' of cake is also
easier to eat than a 'wedge', and is ideal for picnics.
This section includes several recipes
which do not require baking. Most of these are rich with chocolate,
making them ideal to serve with coffee.