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Slice of Wednesday: Strawberry Coconut Slice

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I don't have a blogging schedule. I don't have a plan. It's all pretty freestyle. (You can tell, I know. Thanks.)

'Cept this Slice of Wednesday business. I didn't even give it any thought when I decided to commit to a slice a week. And how much fun is this?! I find myself looking up old slice recipes. I have a backlog! I'm getting requests from all corners and I even broke my own no-buying-cookbooks-in-2011 rule and bought a 2nd hand one on ebay last week, recommended by my extraordinary friend Leah. If she recommends a cookbook, I rush out and get it. What rule? Loose guideline.

 

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I don't think it's quite as great as the Mayflower Retirement Village Gerringong Cookery Book but then that is a stand alone classic, frankly. 

Anyway, it's filled with awesome seventies slices. 

One caught my eye, a fabulous-sounding strawberry and coconut number. 

I'd seen a similar slice in an old Family Circle magazine, with a few differences, a bit less sugar primarily.

So here it is: Strawberry Coconut Slice. Based on the recipe in AWW 100 Delicious Biscuits and Slices and one I have cut out from a Family Circle magazine, no date. Sorry publishers. 

 

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Strawberry Coconut Slice

Ingredients:

Base:

1 cup plain flour

⅓ cup caster sugar

125g butter, melted

1 cup strawberry jam

Topping:

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups coconut (use shredded or dessicated)

⅓ cup caster sugar

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 170°C. Line a slice tin (16cm x 26cm) with baking paper. 

Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the sugar then the flour. Press into the base of the tin and bake for 15 mins or until light golden. Cool for 10 mins, then spread jam over warm base.

For the topping, beat the eggs and vanilla together in a bowl. Stir in the coconut and sugar and spoon evenly over the jam, pressing down slightly. Bake for 20 mins or until golden. Set aside to cool for at least 3 hrs before cutting into squares.

Not the most beautiful slice I've ever seen, but delicious delicious delicious. Absolutely sure this would work beautifully with gluten-free flour in the base, possibly better than the wheat flour I used. 

 

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Happy Wednesday, lovely folk.

xxx

11 Comments on “Slice of Wednesday: Strawberry Coconut Slice

Dzintra
September 21, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I’m loving your slices…I remember something like this…I tried the passionfruit slice…yumyumyum….I tried it with gluten free flour and it turned out golden…I used White Wings flour…absolutely delicious!!! Thank you for these…Dzintra

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green ink
September 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm

My nan used to make this, but with raspberry jam.

Loving the Slices of Wednesdays! 🙂 xx

PS: One of my sisters and I love to go through my mum’s 1970s and 80s cookbooks. She has a “complete cookery course” with about 30 books, and one is dedicated to aspic!!!

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Kate
September 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

I have that book, it was my mum’s and my sister gave it to her for Mother’s Day 1974. I have no intentions of giving it back to my sister. hahaha.

We love that slice here, with what ever jam I happen to have open at the time.

cheers Kate

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Kieran Edser
September 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

I’m loving slice Wednesday!! Keep ’em coming.

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Stacey
September 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I can’t wait to try this. I made the passionfruit slice and it was perfect! Thanks so much.

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Sharyne
September 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I can see I’m going to have to break my rule of “only baking on special occasions” and try this one out! Absolutely ZERO willpower when it comes to delicious slices. ;)Sharyne

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TIm M
September 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

holly smokes that looks good!!! reminds me of my mum’s. great work 🙂

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Libby
September 24, 2011 at 9:17 am

Yum. Can’t wait to try it. I’ve only recently found your blog – not sure how now – and considering I live in Wollongong it’s nice to find another local blogger :-).

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Y
September 26, 2011 at 12:06 am

Love this slice a week thing. Wish I could drop by once a week.. preferably on a Wednesday 🙂

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innerpickle
September 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I wish you would!!! xx

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isavoyage
January 25, 2013 at 2:37 am

I tried your fantastic apple slice last week and baked this one today. It’s great too! A bit too sweet for my taste, but a great combination of flavors and textures. Just like the appel slice, it will become one of our classic desserts. Thanks so much for sharing :)!

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