Yuletide Slices

During the month of December the kitchen is a hive of activity with the housewife baking for the festive season (sic). I hope that these recipes will help you fill your freezer.

1 hour
25 minutes



  • 6oz plain flour
  • 3oz hard margarine
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 6 teaspoons cold water


  • 1oz melted butter
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • 2oz coconut
  • 2oz raisins
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2oz currants
  • 2oz cherries, chopped
  • 2oz walnuts, chopped

To finish

  • 8oz icing sugar
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • water


  1. Make up pastry as for shortcrust. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. Use to line a swiss roll tin.
  2. Put all dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add beaten egg and melted butter. Mix well.
  3. Spread filing over base of pastry-lined tin and bake for approximately 25 minutes at gas5, 375E, 190C until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven. Mix icing sugar, lemon juice and enough water to make a soft icing and use to ice tart whilst still hot.
  5. Leave to go cold and cut into fingers.

Will freeze.