Saturday 15 January 2022

Navvies Slice


Navvies Slice
Navvies Slice
This was one of the favourite traybakes that I made when working as a volunteer cook on the canal camps run by the Waterway Recovery Group. It, and some of my other recipes from my time with WRG, can be found in my book "Fancy a Dirty Weekend?" available on Amazon in Kindle format. 


300g cooking chocolate  - either plain, milk, orange or white as preferred

125g soft margarine

250g granulated sugar

250g porridge oats 

2 eggs

125g glacé cherries, halved (or chopped mixed glacé fruits or chopped dried apricots if preferred)


Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water or in a microwave oven, and pour onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Leave to set until quite hard. Meanwhile, cream margarine and sugar together, then add eggs, oats (or coconut), and cherries (or glace fruits / apricots). Mix together well then spread over the set chocolate base.


Bake in oven on gas 4/350°f/180°c for about ½ hour until golden. Remove from oven. Leave in tin until absolutely cold so the chocolate sets hard again, then cut into pieces.

Makes 18-20 pieces