Coconut Jam Slices
Another simple old recipe from the WI Ladies. You just know your are guaranteed a great result when using their old recipes. I am sure many of you who are from my generation will recognise this as something their Mum, Gran or Aunt made. We loved the slices and my friend Jeny who came to visit as they came out of the oven gave them 10 out of 10 and ate 3!
You will need a 12” x 9” Swiss roll tin, buttered. Pre heat your fan oven to 160C
8 oz SR flour
4 oz softened butter
3 oz caster sugar
1 small egg, beaten [or half a large]
3 tablespoons red, preferably raspberry, jam
4 oz desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon milk
In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour and salt, then rub in the butter, adding 1 oz of the sugar. Bind with half the egg and a little cold water, to a stiff paste. Chill for ten minutes. Roll out the pastry to line your prepared tin. The dough is soft and it is easy to spread with your hands. I used a teaspoon to neaten the edges. Spread over the jam, generously. I used three headed tablespoons.
Mix together the coconut and remaining sugar , then moisten with the milk. Sprinkle over the jam, pressing down very lightly.
Bake for about 30-40 minutes, turning the tray now and then. Cool then cut into slices. Makes approx 24.
Just so scrumptious.