Pazza Slazza

Little Mummy and Becksie at our wedding. If your wondering what they were discussing..... Little Mummy was asking Becksie if the wedding was everything she ever wanted? this photo captures Becksie considering the question before answer yes :)

Little Mummy and Becksie at our wedding. If your wondering what they were discussing….. Little Mummy was asking Becksie if the wedding was everything she ever wanted? This photo captures Becksie considering the question before answering yes 🙂

Well its Mothers’ Day tomorrow and so ……….. we thought we’d share a little team Pugh favourite with you. Now this particular recipe is idolised (family in joke, apologies) by Granny Gray and so what better to make her for Mothers’ Day than her favourite tasty treat.

pazza slazza 2Now this recipe is called Paradise Slice but like many things in our family is has its only special nickname. It’s nickname is Pazza Slazza, this is becazza we live in a place which has the nickname Fazza! Confused? Don’t worry becazza we are about to share the razza for pazza slazza for you to bake and enjazza!

Pazza Slazza (the cake formerly known as Paradise Slice):


175 grams butter

75 grams golden caster sugar

150 grams plain flour

100 grams ground almonds

Finely grated zest of one lemon or orange

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120 grams raspberry jam


110 grams unsalted butter, diced

150 grams golden caster sugar

4 medium eggs

150 grams desiccated coconut

75 grams ground almonds

1 teaspoon baking powder

110 grams sultanas

pazza slazza 3What to do:

Take all of the ingredients for the shortbread part and rub into breadcrumbs then…… press into the base of a greased baking tin (30 x 23 x4 cm). Lay a sheet of cling film on top and smooth over with your fingers. Then with the base still cling filmed chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

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Preheat your oven to 140c, remove cling film, prick the shortbread with a fork and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until just beginning to colour. Leave to cool.

Increase the oven temperature to 170c. Melt the jam slightly and spread on the shortbread. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together, once pale add the eggs. Fold in the coconut, ground almonds, baking powder and sultanas. Put the mixture on top of the jam and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until the sponge has set and is golden.

pazza slazza 5Leave to cool then cut in to perfect pazza slazza and give to your mazza for mazza dazza!

pazza slazza 6Happy Saturday and we hope you will still follow us even after revealing we (and our family, well the Gray side of it anyway) are ever so slightly bonkers.

Ps – We sometimes also add glazza chazzas (glacier cherries)

Pps – this recipe is an adaaza from the lovely book ‘Gorgeous Cakes’ by Annie Bell


10 thoughts on “Pazza Slazza

  1. I’ve got that book- I spotted it in one of your photos and the recipe is really delicious! Good choice Granny Gray 🙂
    (The chocolate tray bake in the book is top choice in our house for taking to school when it’s your birthday).

  2. I love the idea of your blog…but unfortunately, that’s where it ends for me. I can’t stand all this “Becksie” and “Mumsy” stuff…I mean seriously, how old are you both? 5? It’s really off-putting.

    • Thank you for trying our blog, really sorry our dialogue offends you fortunately that’s how we are and… We love it and don’t want to change. Ps – Becksie is my name – not sure what I can do about this 😦

      • Really? Someone really has to have a pop about your writing style?? Blogs aren’t compulsory reading, they’re not English assignments, they’re online diaries – you don’t like it, don’t bother checking in again!

        Keep being Becksie and Team Pugh and take no notice of those people who want to change what you write about and how you write it and how many exclamation marks you want to include!!!! 😉

      • Thank you for your lovely comment – must admit all the criticism can be hard to take as like you say it is not an assignment or…… a government assigned task! Its for FUN! We intend to keep being ourselves and therefore the !!!!!, the silly chat / banter and my name get to stay. xxxxxxx

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