Community & Business

24 April, 2022

Country women share tried and true recipe

FOR 100 years, the Queensland Country Women’s Association have been collecting and passing on recipes and now, The Express readers are the beneficiaries.

Country women share tried and true recipe - feature photo

This month’s recipe has been provided by the Mareeba QCWA branch. 

Try it out and enjoy. 


Serves: 12 


  • 400g can black beans, rinsed and drained 

  • ⅓ cup brown sugar 

  • ½ cup rolled oats 

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder 

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

  • Zest of half an orange 

  • 1 egg 

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil 

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips 

  • 1 cup seasonal fruit, to serve 


Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a small slice tin with baking paper. 

Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips and fruit in a food processor. Blend until smooth. 

Spoon batter into lined slice tin and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean. 

Cool before slicing. Serve with your choice of seasonal fruit on the side.


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