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Friday Food: Raspberry Coconut Meringue Slice

While I have road tested the Chocorn from this week's Recipe to Riches with the help of my knitting friends, it was Patsie's slice that I fancied. I am sure it tasted delicious, but it wasn't really a new or innovative idea. In searching The Internet I discovered that in New Zealand it is called a Louise Cake and as a little girl I just called it Raspberry Jam Slice.

Well, it is a lovely slice and I thought I would bake some and take it to the vet tomorrow. Peri is recovering so well, and I want to thank them again with cake!!

I cheated and separated two eggs, using the yolks in the base and the whites for the topping. It worked perfectly well. I added some frozen raspberries to the jam, and I only added 1/4 of the coconut to the topping, to try and reproduce what I saw on TV.

This really is a slice you can bake on short notice, and because it needs trimming before you serve it, you can eat the edges: they're delicious!!!

 

Raspberry Coconut Meringue Slice   makes 16 pieces

  • 90g softened butter
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks ( save the whites)
  • 50g self raising flour
  • 100g plain flour

For the topping:

  • 160g raspberry jam
  • 2 egg whites
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 40g (1/2 a cup) desiccated coconut

 

Preheat the oven to 180*C and line a 20 x 30cm slice tin.

Creaming
Cream the butter and sugar until it is pale and light,

Add egg yolks
add the egg yolks and beat well.

Dough a deer
Add the sifted flours and form a dough with your hands.

Base and jam
Press the dough evenly into the slice tin. It doesn't matter what the top looks like as it will be covered. Warm the jam in a saucepan or in the microwave: this is where I added 1/2 a cup of frozen raspberries. Spread the jam over the base and set aside.

Coconut meringue topping
To make the meringue topping, whisk the egg whites until they are white and bubbly, add all the sugar at once. ( I know, this goes against all the rules of meringue and pavlova, but it works - trust me) Beat on high for about 5 minutes until soft peaks form or the meringue holds its shape when you lift out the beaters. Fold in the coconut.

Spread on the topping
Smooth the meringue mixture over the jam. You need to be gentle , otherwise the jam pokes through.

Bake for 35-40 minutes. My slice took 40 minutes, and I turned the tray half way through.

Bake, trim, cut up
Cool in the tin, trim the edges and cut into 16 pieces. Keep in an airtight container. This slice doesn't keep well, so you need to eat it within a day or two: you should have no difficulty.

Somewhere between the slice and the camera I managed to put a large greasy fingerprint in the middle of the lens. Let's just think of it as a special effect shall we??? Some J J Abrams style lens flare.

Raspberry coconut meringue slice

Comments

kgirlknits

hehe, I thought the same about the slice - lovely, but nothing that unusual or hard to make yourself.

What did you think of the Chocorn?

Jan

The slice doesn't keep well??? No, of course it doesn't. It gets eaten very quickly.

Mum hated coconut but this was another after school afternoon tea. I don't remember a meringue top and I've never done one but guess it would be fine. I'm sure we beat whole eggs and it was spread over the top and cooked. It made a cakey soft topping and for those of us who liked coconut, it smelt very good as we arrived home from school. I had over an hour's trip to get home from High School and was always ravenous by the time I arrived home.

She use to try to hide it in a tin in a cupboard, but I always found it. I could smell raspberry jam and coconut wherever she put it.

RoseRed

I haven't tried the Chocorn (terrible name!) but it's not unusual either, Cadbury's sell it and I bought some after Christmas last year at Woollies (an American brand).

Jussi

Louise cake is my favourite bakery item of ALL TIME! We double the topping and it is soooo good!

mrspao

Oooh yummy yummy!!

Judy Edmonds

YUM!!

DrK

i actually watched this show for the first time the other night and thought of you. so im looking forward to seeing what you think of the greek pizza kit (which is just WRONG!). but this does look yummy!

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