Russian Slice – A Back to School Lunch Box Idea Kids Love!
Russian slice is a deliciously sweet, golden syrup slice which is dotted with plump sultanas. The slice is super quick to make and perfect for back to school lunch boxes.
Is everyone ready to start the new school year? I have 5 children and 2 are returning to school. Thankfully the three bigger kids have finished school. This year Lachlan is starting high school and Anais will be in year six. At this time of year, I reevaluate my lunch box ideas in the hope of being better organised.
I school treat kids will love!
- 300 g butter
- 1/3 cup golden syrup
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 cups sultana
- 3/4 cup natural yoghurt
- 3 3/4 cup plain flour
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line a large roasting tray with baking paper.
Place the butter, sugar, golden syrup and vanilla extract in the TM bowl. Melt 5 min/100 degree/Speed 3.
Add the yoghurt, flour and baking powder to the TM bowl. Mix 1min/ Speed 3.
Add eggs and sultanas to the batter. Combine 20 sec/Speed 4.
Pour the batter into the prepared tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
Feel free to drizzle a little bit of lemon icing or melted chocolate over the slice.
Surprisingly, my children have never been lovers of muesli bars so I’ve never been able to just go to the shops for a healthy recess options. I’m also not a fan of packing chips and bought cookies in lunchboxes, although don’t get me wrong, I will do what I need to do to get the kids out the door on time!
Russian slice is one lunchbox staple which I know all my children have loved. The recipe was given to me when Anais was at pre-school nearly 7 years ago. I remember I was dropping her off at the daycare centre and the most intoxicating smell was coming from the kitchen. Once I settled Anais I went to visit Sue, the daycare cook. I discovered she was preparing a golden syrup and sultana slice for the little kids morning tea.
I complimented Sue on the fabulous smelling slice and asked if she would share the recipe. Thankfully, Sue was happy to write the recipe down for me. She mentioned that all the kids loved it when she makes her Russian Slice.
Sue was completely correct, this slice is a hit with the kids. I’ve been making periodically for the kids for many years now and it’s always devoured.
Since it is nearly back to school time I thought I would add a few links to other lunchbox recipes:
- Homemade LCM Bars
- Cornflake Cookies
- Sugar- free Fig & Banana Bread
- Zucchini Slice
- Pigs in Blankets
- Inari Sushi
- Zucchini & Bacon Muffins
- The Best Chicken Sandwich Filling
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