Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Coconut & Strawberry Jam slices

I was given freshly grated coconut by my sister in law, I've never eaten fresh grated ones before and was surprised how soft and creamy it taste. I've always used desiccated coconuts from a packet in supermarkets to bake with, I've been looking at some recipes that uses grated coconut so I decide to make a tray bake with this.

These slices of coconut cakes are great for picnics or tea parties.
Tastes really good with the jam in the middle and the biscuit base is crumbly.
Very satisfying results. Another bake ticked off my list. 


200g self raising flour
100g butter, diced 
50g sugar 
2 egg yolks 

200g freshly grated coconuts
100g sugar
3 egg whites
5. Tbsp of jam 
Flaked almonds to decorate.


Rub the butter and flour together until you form bread crumb texture, add in the egg yolks & sugar and work with your hands to make a dough

Add 1. Tbsp of cold water and mix until you get a moist dough 

Press the moist dough into a lined baking tray and smooth out the top, bake in a preheated oven at
180c for 15 minutes