Strawberry, Almond and Coconut Slices

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time45 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyMedium

For the base

280g butter, at room temperature and soft
160g caster sugar
400g plain flour
1tsp heaped, baking powder
120g desiccated coconut
cold water to bind

For the filling

300g strawberry jam
350g strawberries, sliced

For the topping

2 large eggs
90g sugar
120g rolled oats
75g flaked almonds
30g desiccated coconut

For the base:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Place the softened butter and flour into a bowl and rub together until it resembles breadcrumbs.

3. Add the, sugar, baking powder and desiccated coconut and mix to combine.

4. Add a splash of cold water to bring the mixture together and gather into a dough.

5. Remove from the bowl and press into a base of a 20 x 30cm slice tin and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden in colour. Allow to cool.

For the filling:

1. Spread the jam over the cooled base and top with the sliced berries.

For the topping:

1. In a food mixer whisk the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy – approximately 5 minutes.

2. Add the oats, flaked almonds and coconut to the egg and sugar mix and fold to combine, pour over base and filling.

3. Bake for a further 15 minutes or until the top is golden. Set aside to cool in the tin.

4. To serve, remove from the tin cut into squares.

Strawberry, Almond and Coconut Slices

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