I really enjoy the ABC program, Kitchen Cabinet, with Annabel Crabb, a journalist. For the uninitiated, the show each week comprises Annabel visiting a different politician for a meal. The host cooks the main course and Annabel always brings dessert. Recently, Annabel released a cookbook called Special Delivery, which contains lots of delicious recipes (savoury and sweet) that you can transport to share.
For absolutely ages, I have had my eye on the Apricot Slice with Lemon Icing in Special Delivery, the recipe for which Annabel attributes to her friend Wendy's mother. I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of Special Delivery, but if you can't, an admirer of Annabel's work has posted the recipe here.
What's not to love - dried apricots plumped up, butter, coconut, sugar, flour and almonds make up the dense, cakey slice (that's a bar cookie in the US), and it is topped with a dead simple icing of icing sugar and lemon juice. Annabel reckons it's even sturdy enough to post.
I'll be taking note of this one as a future quick and easy crowd pleaser.