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Coconut Squares

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Coconut Squares are one of my grandmother’s recipes that I always asked for and was never given. When I got married, she asked what I wanted – this was one of those. Make it as a cake or an individual biscuit/cakes


  • 125g butter (1/4lb)
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp almond and 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs


  1. Cream butter with castor sugar.
  2. Add egg yolks one at a time.
  3. Add essence.
  4. Sift flour & baking powder and add to the above mixture alternately with the milk. (The mixture is like a soft dough – not easy to spread).
  5. Spread on a flat buttered (I use Spray and Cook) biscuit tin.
  6. On top spread a thin layer of plum jam (I prefer apricot but any smooth jam would do).


Place the following topping on top of the jam:

  1. 1 cup dedicated coconut, 1 cup sugar, and 3 egg whites.
  2. Beat the egg whites till stiff, then beat in the sugar gradually and lastly stir in the coconut, with a metal spoon.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly over the jam.
  4. Bake in an oven at 180 (350) degrees till the top is dry – about 20 – 25 mins depending on your oven.
  5. Cut into squares whilst hot and carefully take out of the tin, placing onto a cooler.
    When cold, put in a tin with greaseproof paper between the layers.
  6. Enjoy

Prepared, tried, and tested Hannah Frank Witt 

Coconut treats for all the try at home in your own kitchen, as tried and tested by friends from The Recipe Hunter Facebook Group

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