Sunday, November 15, 2009

Coconut Jam Slice

This is an old-fashioned favorite that has a light shortbread like base that is spread with a layer of sweet jam and finished with a crispy coconut topping. It is amazing how a few simple ingredients taste so good and it is great to snack on whenever your sweet tooth strikes.

Ingredients for the base:

1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1 stick/113 gram cold butter – cut into cubes
1 egg yolk

Ingredients for the topping:

1/2 cup of strawberry jam or any jam of your choice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 egg white
3 cups of unsweetened/deciccated coconut
1 tsp of essence vanilla
1 tbsp of corn flour
Juice of a lemon

1. Line a lightly greased square pan with parchment paper, overhang on both side for easy removal later. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F.
2. Put flour, baking powder, salt and butter in a food processor, pulse until fine and crumbly. Add in the egg yolk and pulse until the dough comes together. Press the dough into the baking pan.
3. Bake in the over for 15 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. Let is cool down for 5 minutes, spread it with jam.
4. Prepare the topping. In a mixing bowl combined the eggs, sugar, corn flour, vanilla, lemon juice and salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in the coconut.
5. Spread the coconut mixture over the jam. Press it down with the back of a spoon.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown. Let it cool completely before cutting it into pieces.


Shereen said...

As usual your baking looks good and delicious.I am very tempted to bake this as it look so nice but only thing is I do not like dessicated coconut as I hate it when it sticks to the teeth!!!I guess I have to bake this and then give it away.By the way,your Oatmeal Raisin Cranberries cookies got great reviews from my caucasian friends.All of them said it was the best oatmeal cookies ever!!!!Thank you so much for that awesome cookies and you know what....both the boys don't mind eating it!!!!

ann low said...

The recipe looks simple to follow. I gonna bookmark this.~Thank you :)

Dori said...

I had to bookmark this, it looks delicious and something I would love!

vanillasugarblog said...

oh I love this!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Coconut is like a magic ingredient! I love it!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beautifully layered, but looks too sweet for me.

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, glad that your friends like the oatmeal cookies. I have no idea you are not a fan of dry coconut :)

Anncoo, you are welcome.

Meeso, hope you like this slices.

Dawn, me too :)

Angie, I like coconut too :)

LCOM, you can always cut down on the sugar.

Zurin said...

that looks great. Love coconut!:))

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This look great too.

abi19 said...

I am from Trinidad and one of my friend's mom used to make this and I loved it! Lost the recipe, so happy to find yours!!! You make me want to try everything you cook, it always looks so yummy!