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Jammy Coconut Slice

Coconut Macaroon Slice servedMum had a repertoire of similar recipes to this, and the ingredients she has to hand dictated which she chose to make. She made a slice with jam and a meringue top which was too sweet for my liking, and another with a marshmallow topping added after cooking. This version was always my favourite, especially when made with “pippy” jam, my Grandma M’s pet name for dark berry jam. In this instance I used by last jar of mulberry jam, made from the final crop from my friend’s tree before she moved house. Mulberries don’t collapse like softer berries when you cook then and in hindsight, I should have chopped the fruit before putting it in this slice as it made it very messy to cut.

 

The biscuit base:

90g butter

½ cup castor sugar

1 egg

1 cup plain flour

1/3 teaspoon baking powder

The topping:

1 cup jam

2 eggs

2 cups dessicated coconut

1/3 cup castor sugar

Preheat the oven to 170C fan forced. Grease a 20cm X 30cm shallow pan and line with paper.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in the egg. Sift the flour then stir into the butter, to make a soft biscuit dough. Using well floured fingers press the dough in to the pan evenly. Spread the jam over the base. Using a fork mix together the coconut, sugar and eggs, then spread the topping over the jam. Bake in the middle of the oven for approximately 30 minutes, until the coconut is evenly browned . Cool in the tin, then cut into fingers and store in an airtight container.

 

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

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This entry was posted on July 4, 2012 by in Baking, Cakes, Desserts, Food, Fruit Desserts, Slices and Tray Bakes, Sweet mouthfuls and tagged , , .
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