Shredded coconut mallow and jam squares recipe

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Shredded coconut mallow and jam squares
Makes9
Cooking Time1 hours 10 mins

An indulgent, sugary treat that's perfect after a tiring day. Make smaller portions if you're looking for a quick and easy kids' party food.

Ingredients

  • 100g softened butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 60ml seedless jam
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 25g shredded coconut

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas 4.
  2. Cream 100g (4oz) softened butter with 50g (2oz) caster sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in 175g (6oz) plain flour until the mixture binds together.
  3. Knead lightly on a floured surface then use your fingers to press the mixture evenly into a greased and lined 20cm (8in) square cake tin.
  4. Prick all over with a fork and bake for 20 mins until pale golden.
  5. Cool. Spread 60ml (4tbsp) seedless jam over the base.
  6. Whisk 2 medium egg whites until stiff then gradually whisk in 75g (3oz) caster sugar to make a firm, glossy meringue. Fold in 25g (1oz) shredded coconut.
  7. Spread the meringue over the jam and sprinkle with 30ml (2tbsp) shredded coconut.
  8. Bake for a further 10-15 mins until the meringue is crisp and browned.
  9. Cool, then cut into 9 squares.