Apricot jam coconut squares

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Apricot jam coconut squares (PHOTO: Drum)
Apricot jam coconut squares (PHOTO: Drum)
Prep Time: 10 min
Servings: Makes 12
Cooking Time: 35 min
  • 100 g - butter, chopped
  • 125ml - caster sugar
  • - 1 egg
  • 80ml - self-raising wheat flour
  • 250ml - flour
  • 200g - smooth apricot jam
  • - 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 90 ml - caster sugar
  • 500ml - desiccated coconut

Back in the day, this recipe would be for experienced bakers who had a stack of cookbooks on hand.

Preheat the oven to 180 °C and line an 18 x 18-cm square or small rectangular ovenproof dish with baking paper.

1 In a mixing bowl, beat butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and combine well.

2 Sift the flours into the butter mixture and mix well. Spoon into the prepared dish and press down evenly. Bake for about 15 minutes or until light gold.

3 TOPPING Combine the ingredients and mix well. Spread the topping over the crust, return the dish to the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the coconut is golden. Leave to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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