Coconut Slice

To my ever growing collection of cookbooks is this addition

Chockful of delicious stuff waiting to be baked!

I tried the the easiest one from the book.

Coconut slice: fills a 23cm square tin

100g dark chocolate ( at least 56% cocoa solid)

150g caster sugar

200g dessicated coconut, not the sweet variety

50g dried sour cherries ( I used cranberries)

50g pistachios chopped

50g whole almonds chopped

100 g butter melted

2 eggs

Line the tin with baking paper, up the edges too.

Melt the chocolate till smooth. Pour into the lined tin to cover surface and chill in fridge till firm.

Preheat oven to 170C fan heated.

Mix all the dry stuff. Melt butter and pour over and mix. Beat eggs lightly and add, mix and pour into the tin over the chocolate.

Bake for 10 minutes, turn tray around and bake 8-10 minutes more or till the coconut is golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes then pop into the fridge to cool for at least 2 hours.

Once fully cold remove from tin, peel back the baking paper and using a warm sharp knife cut into desired slices.


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