Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Ginger and Coconut Crunch Slice

A prescribed amount of ginger-coconut goodness and hot tea is just what's required on days like this. My head aches, my feet ache and everything in between aches. I need hydrating, caffeinating and gingerating.

Ginger and Coconut Crunch Slice
slightly adapted from here
Makes 12

For the Slice:
300g (2 cups) plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
40g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut
220g (1 cup) caster sugar
250g cold unsalted butter, chopped
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the Icing:
150g unsalted butter, chopped
90g (1/4 cup) golden syrup
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
240g icing sugar (1 1/2 cups), sifted

Make the Slice:
Preheat the oven to 180C (350F). Grease and line a 20 cm x 30 cm baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.

Put the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, salt, coconut and sugar into a food processor and blitz to mix. Add the butter and vanilla and process until the mixture has the look of wet sand. Tip the mixture into the prepared pan and press to smooth the surface. The mixture will be quite dry, but the butter will melt as it bakes and it will create a cookie-like base.

Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until golden and firm to the touch. Set aside to cool

Make the Icing:
Put the butter, golden syrup and ginger into a small saucepan over a medium heat and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and add the icing sugar. Whisk until smooth then pour over the cooked base and spread to the edges. Refrigerate  to set for an hour before slicing.


  1. Mmm those sound delicious! Love the photos--wish I could grab a slice through the screen :)

  2. Aww Jen! If you don't have time to comment my bog, there's in no problem. There's no obligation! :) But I've to say, those little slices seems to be something. Ginger and coconut, yum!

  3. This looks seriously tasty. I've never really had ginger and coconut together, but this sounds amazing.

  4. This is sure to cure whatever ails you. I am sure it will be much more affective than my migraine medication for sure. Heading to the kitchen soon for tea and slice :)

  5. Hey, amazing recipe! Just so you know you missed the sugar out of the method to make the base. I wondered why it tasted a bit off and went back to re read it. :)

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know. I've fixed it now.

  6. Oh this looks divine. Can't wait to try it!