Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Strawberry, Almond and Coconut Slice


My days can be busy. With a family to run around after and clean up after, a girl sometimes needs a happy-ever-after. And in my case, that means coffee with something sweet in the afternoon, before the school bus pulls up and the madness starts again.

Strawberry, Almond and Coconut Slice
adapted from here
Makes 12

For the Base:
200g plain flour
140g unsalted butter, at room temperature
80g caster sugar
60g desiccated coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of fine sea salt
2 tablespoons cold water

For the Filling:
150g strawberry jam
170g fresh strawberries, sliced

For the Topping:
45g caster sugar
1 large egg
60g rolled oats
40g sliced almonds
15g desiccated coconut

Make the Base:
Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 27 cm x 17 cm baking tin with baking paper. Set side.

Put the flour and butter into a large mixing bowl and rub together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles course breadcrumbs. Add the caster sugar, coconut, baking powder and salt. and toss the mixture together to combine. Add enough cold water to bring the dough together. Try not to over work the dough. Press it into the prepared tin and bake until golden, about 15 - 20 minutes. Sete aside to cool.

Make the Filling:
Spread the jam over the cooled base and top with a layer of sliced strawberries.

Make the Topping:
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the caster sugar and egg together on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, until fluffy. Turn the mixer off and use a spatula to fold in the oats, almonds and coconut. Pour the mixture over the strawberry filling, spreading to the edges.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until the top is golden. Leave to cool in the tin before slicing into squares.


  1. There is always time to find yourself wandering through the strawberry fields for a while. It's important to take the time out to just breathe for a minute. I love the chunks of whole strawberries here, and the macaroon topping. Delicious indeed :)

  2. This looks amazing! I'm always looking for delicious desserts that aren't chocolate based (I love chocolate, but I know others seek variety). I can't wait to try this out and hopefully bring it to a dinner party soon :)

  3. Happy ever after with a slice like this, me too, me too!! :)

  4. looks delicious - I love these sort of slices and they are just the thing for after school

  5. This is my favourite kind of slice. Fruity, oaty, coconutty... absolutely delicious. Definitely ideal for the afternoons when something sweet is non-negotiable ;)

  6. This is my favourite kind of slice. Fruity, oaty, coconutty... delicious! Perfect for those afternoons when you just 'need' something sweet!

  7. This recipe came out looking so delicious! Sharing this on my TSU platform page and my FB sharing food group.

  8. I love how this recipe is consists of strawberry, almond and coconut. And I definitely agree that a girl sometimes needs a happy-ever-after. This is delicious. I'm going to pair it up with my coffee too.

  9. I normally make this type of slice with apricot jam, but I think even this my turn my to strawberries as I have some homemade jam in the cupboard! Thanks for sharing! Liz x

  10. I love the combination of strawberry, almond, and coconut. Great looking bars!!