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Lemon Coconut Slice


  • 80g butter, melted
  • 250g (3/4 cup) condensed milk
  • 250g plain sweet biscuits (eg. Marie biscuits)
  • 90g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Grated lemon zest from one lemon

Lemon Frosting

  • 360g icing sugar
  • 90g butter softened to room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut


  1. Grease and line a 22cm x 32cm rectangular slice dish with baking paper.
  2. Crush biscuits and place into a bowl.
  3. Add coconut and grated lemon rind.
  4. Mix to combine.
  5. Add melted butter, condensed milk and lemon juice to the biscuit mixture.
  6. Mix thoroughly until well combined.
  7. Press mixture into prepared tin.
  8. Place into fridge.
  9. In a bowl whisk icing sugar, butter and lemon juice until creamy and “frosting like”. If frosting is too thick to spread add a little more lemon juice.
  10. Spread the frosting over the slice, sprinkle with the extra coconut and place back into the fridge and allow to set completely.
  11. Cut into slices.
  12. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Ann Creber’s Anzac Biscuits

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
  • 2 tablespoon boiling water

Mix together oats, flour, sugar, coconut. In a small saucepan, melt together butter and syrup. Add to dry ingredients.

Place tablespoons of mixture onto greased trays, allowing room for spreading. Cook in slow oven approximately 30 minutes. For a crisper biscuit, lightly press down biscuits halfway through cooking time. Allow to cool slightly before carefully removing with a spatula. Cool on wire rack and store in airtight container.

Makes about 24.

Chocolate Cinnamon Teacake

Preparation time: 15 min.
Total cooking time: 35 min.
Makes: one 20cm round
Quick and easy

  • 90g polyunsaturated margarine
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • extra 30g margarine or butter, melted
  • extra 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

PREHEAT oven to moderate 180C. Brush a deep 20cm round tin with melted butter and line base with baking paper.

PLACE the margarine, sugar, flour, cocoa, eggs, milk and vanilla essence in small bowl of electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes on low speed, increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes more, until the mixture is well combined and creamy.

SPOON mixture into the prepared tin, then smooth the surface. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake.

LEAVE cake in tin 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.Brush top with melted extra margarine and sprinkle with combined extra sugar and cinnamon.

My Mother

Emilia’s funeral service was on 19 January 2012 at 2:15 pm.

It was held at the Wilson Chapel in Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

A service brochure lists the proceedings for the funeral.

Read on to view the tribute video and read the beautiful poems and messages read by the family at the service.

The Service

The Tribute Slide Show

Glenn Eaton

Karen and Anita

A Mum had a beautiful calm nature and with her infectious smile and warm personality she touched the hearts of many people throughout her life.
K Rosanna was home to her and as a family we shared many good times there.
A The Austrian Club was a social highlight for my Mum and Dad. They both enjoyed going to dances and meeting up with their friends.
K As a family we spent time at Lake Eucumbene in a caravan, camping at Mount Beauty along the Kiewa River at Christmas and at Mount Buller in winter.
A Dad was a member of the Austrian Club and loved the music and singing and dancing with Mum.

Memories of you will never be forgotten.

K Later we spent much time at Inverloch spending many happy holidays down at the beach.

In 1980 we travelled to Europe. It was lovely to see mum be reunited with her family there for a short time. The “Sound of Music” tour was another highlight for mum.

A We also remember mum for her lovely homemade:

  • Pastries
  • Apple and cheese strudels
  • Poppy seed cakes
  • Black forest cakes
  • Roast pork and potato dumplings was also a favourite
K Mum spoilt us with beautiful food, one of her many ways of showing how much she loved us.

Food, along with her special filter coffee, was also an important part of Mum’s social life, she made many treats for her friends. She also enjoyed her Lambrusco wine and Tim Tams very much. These were some of her favourite things and we present them to you at the service end to enjoy them as mum did.

K & A Lastly, mum, you were the true meaning of being a mum and you taught us how to be loving parents.

Thanks for everything,

Karen and Anita.


Our Special Mum

K Our thoughts of you are of smiles and laughter and all the good times we have thereafter, you made us laugh and you made us cry, it’s so very hard to say good-bye.
A Fond memories of you will never cease, we’ll cherish the good times at the beach, with your beloved Hans and late sister, Frieda too, may she finally rest with you.
K Your life was one of fun, sun and song, let us share the happy moments here where they belong.

Inverloch was a very special place by the sea for you, the Austrian club also with friends and dancing too.

A & K So may you shine like a bright star in the night sky, our memories and dreams of you will get us by, always remembered and in our hearts, you were our Mum and still are.







A beautiful angel is all that is here,

Saying o’Lord please leave me here,

Not ready to leave but has to go,

Wants to go back but God says it’s your time,

A husband and children, grandchildren and friends,

A meaningful life that suddenly ends,

An angel is what she was meant to be,

Now think of all that she can see,

Watching over her family night and day,

Saying I love you in her own special way,

In the night we sleep and in the day we cry …

… while she watches us all from her star in the sky.

Chris Tyrrell

Tribute to Mum

(This wasn’t read out at the funeral, it’s included as they are words which were dear to Emilia)

Zu unsere liebe Mama, diesen Stern scheint uber dich jede nacht und wenn wir in der nacht shauen sehen wir dein hubsches gesicht und denken wir an dir


Zu unsere liebe Mama, das Engel schaut uber dich heute und fur immer, vielen lieben gedenke.


Jesukindlein komm zu mir, mach ein fromes kind aus mir, mein herz ist klein, kann niemand hinein, als du mein liebes Jesulein.