Raspberry and Coconut Slice

Another favourite from my childhood! I remember Raspberry and Coconut slice was always in the cupboard for an after school treat when we went to visit our honorary grandmother in Albany, Mema Rose.  Make this gluten-free using gluten-free plain flour 

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 180gm unsalted butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 2easpoon baking powder
  • 1 cup raspberry jam

Topping,

  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 4 cups desiccated coconut

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Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C.  Grease a slice tray (mine is 31 cm x 22cm) with butter and line with baking paper.

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Cream butter, sugar and egg using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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Sift flour and mix in the baking powder.

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Mix into the butter mixture and mix well.

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Spread evenly over the base of the tray.

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This is fiddly, use a bit of cold water on your fingers to press it down evenly.

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Spread jam over base.

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To make topping, lightly whisk eggs in a bowl, mix in sugar and coconut.

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Spread topping over jam layer, then press down lightly.

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Bake for 20-25 minutes until topping is golden brown.

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Cool in tray, then slice when cold.

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