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#1 Sun 21 Oct 07 7:36pm

seztanswell

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Member since Sun 30 Sep 07

Recipe for Australian Crunch?

Does anyone have a recipe for Australian Crunch like we used to have at school? It had a crunchy crumbly chocolatey base with coconut and cornflakes in I think... and was usually topped with chocolate or chocolate icing...
I used to love it and really want to recreate it! help

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#2 Sun 21 Oct 07 9:01pm

GeoffP

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Occupation Retired Clergy & Computer Consultant
From Bradford, West Yorks
Member since Mon 03 Jul 06

Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

Could this be it?

Australian Crunch

Ingredients
3oz Sugar
3oz Coconut
2oz Cornflakes
5oz Plain flour
2tbsp drinking chocolate
6oz Margarine
For the topping:
8oz Icing sugar
2tbsp Drinking chocolate

Recipe
Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl (it's better if you slightly crush the cornflakes first), add
melted margarine and mix well. Grease a 7.5 inch square baking tin. Turn mixture into tin and press down firmly, bake in the centre of a pre-heated oven (Gas Mark 5, 190C) for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool. Mix the icing sugar and drinking chocolate with a few drops of water to make a thick iced topping, when completely cold spread the topping evenly over the top and place in the fridge to set. When set cut into even squares.

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#3 Mon 22 Oct 07 12:03pm

seztanswell

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Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

That certainly sounds good! Thank you, I'll try it.
I'll let you know how it turns out.  yummy

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#4 Mon 22 Oct 07 12:49pm

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

I've been Australian all my life and never heard of it  lol

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#5 Mon 22 Oct 07 12:52pm

michelle26

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From Adelaide, OZ
Member since Tue 27 Sep 05

Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

Neither have I   hmm

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#6 Mon 22 Oct 07 1:34pm

seztanswell

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Member since Sun 30 Sep 07

Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

Sorry Aussies!

I've no idea why it's called Australian Crunch! It's just something that used to be in our school dinners or school tuck shops here in the UK during the 1980's.

big_smile

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#7 Mon 22 Oct 07 8:54pm

GeoffP

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Occupation Retired Clergy & Computer Consultant
From Bradford, West Yorks
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Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

I suspect that Australian Crunch may well be a uniquely British phenomenon smile

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#8 Mon 22 Oct 07 11:31pm

shammrok

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Occupation Growing things
From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

I well remember it here, we just called it chocolate crunch. yummy

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#9 Tue 23 Oct 07 3:51am

Cindy

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From Adelaide, OZ
Member since Tue 03 Aug 04

Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

I don't even remember it by that name shammy oops

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#10 Tue 23 Oct 07 12:02pm

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Recipe for Australian Crunch?

Nor I.

I suppose it's liek sweet and sour pork here - which doesn't exist in china.

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