According to my paternal grandmother, Molly, the wheat-free crunchy and slightly crumbly slice that I based this on was Dad’s favourite as a young man. I have to say I don’t remember it from my childhood Wanganui days (and nor does Dad, interestingly) but I found the recipe that inspired this in a handwritten book my mother has of recipes she’d collected from family, friends and magazines, stretching back years. Why it’s associated with Sydney is anyone’s guess - we have no relative called Sydney and Dad didn’t go to Australia until I was 16 years old. I also like the fact that this slice seems so incredibly virtuous. Goji berries, as I wrote about earlier, are considered by some to be a super-food. Brazil nuts are grown in the Amazon, so by using them regularly you’re helping keep the Amazon forested. And finally - it’s wheat-free - which seems to be more and more in demand. So, ignoring the amount of sugar and butter in this, eating it should make you feel like you’re doing your bit to help the world.