I was given freshly grated coconut by my sister in law, I've never eaten fresh grated ones before and was surprised how soft and creamy it taste. I've always used desiccated coconuts from a packet in supermarkets to bake with, I've been looking at some recipes that uses grated coconut so I decide to make a tray bake with this.
These slices of coconut cakes are great for picnics or tea parties.
Tastes really good with the jam in the middle and the biscuit base is crumbly.
Very satisfying results. Another bake ticked off my list.
200g self raising flour
100g butter, diced
2 egg yolks
200g freshly grated coconuts
3 egg whites
5. Tbsp of jam
Flaked almonds to decorate.
Rub the butter and flour together until you form bread crumb texture, add in the egg yolks & sugar and work with your hands to make a dough
Add 1. Tbsp of cold water and mix until you get a moist dough
Press the moist dough into a lined baking tray and smooth out the top, bake in a preheated oven at
180c for 15 minutes
Take out the oven and spread strawberry jam all over the top
Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks
Fold sugar and grated coconuts into the whisked egg whites
Pour over the baked base and sprinkle with flakes of almonds
Bake for the second time at 180c for 25-30 minutes until golden brown
Leave to cool completely before cutting up to squares