Coconut cherry bites

    Coconut cherry bites


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    About this recipe: Cut this sumptuous traybake into small squares to make bite size morsels that melt in the mouth. A little goes a long way with this recipe, making it great for cake sales or a buffet round Christmastime.

    Serves: 36 

    • 150g plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 110g butter or margarine
    • 2 eggs
    • 275g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 75g desiccated coconut
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 125g glace cherries, chopped
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together 150g flour and 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar. Rub in 110g butter using your hands or a pastry blender. Press into an ungreased 23cm square tin.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned at the edges. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until light. Mix together the dark brown soft sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the eggs. Mix in the coconut, nuts and cherries; spread evenly over the baked base.
    4. Return to the oven, and bake for 25 minutes, or until brown. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix the icing sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla and water until smooth. Add more liquid if necessary to make a more spreadable mixture. Spread over cooled traybake before cutting into squares.

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