Friday, 5 August 2011

Recipes - Choc Coconut Slice

This is my go to recipe when unexpected guests drop by.  The ingredients are staples in my kitchen and it is so easy to whip up. I believe the recipe came from a Women's Weekly cookbook but I have not seen the recipe for years and have most likely modified it from the original.  Still, it tastes pretty good and it's a great recipe for kids who like to cook as it only requires a little help from an adult. 

1 cup plain flour
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 egg
125g butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup icing sugar
30g butter, melted 
1 tbs cocoa 
1 tbs hot water
Shredded coconut, toasted

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 180°C.  Line a swiss roll tin with baking paper. 
Step 2 - Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine.  Make a well, add wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Step 3 - Transfer mixture to prepared tin and use fingers to press down into an even layer.  Bake for 20 minutes.
Step 4 - Remove from oven and leave in tin to cool.
Step 5 - Turn out cooled slice onto a board.  In a small bowl, add all icing ingredients except coconut and stir until combined.  If needed, add more hot water, little by little, until the icing has reached a smooth spreadable consistency. Spread over slice and refrigerate for 10 mins to set icing. 
Step 6 - Sprinkle with toasted coconut and cut into pieces. 

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