Thursday, June 03, 2010

Sians Coconut Slice.

Since trying to eat a more healthy diet there has been a change in our house. A change I was unaware of until my daughter Sian pointed it out. She demanded to know why she no longer walks in the door after school to the smell of cookies or fresh muffins on a cooling rack.

So remarkably unimpressed is she with this unexpected negative impact of her healthy Mum that she has decided to make a few changes of her own. She has started to learn how to use the oven! It all started with a friend emailing her a recipe for chocolate chip cookies and was sped on by a recipe magazine that fell out of the weekend paper.

First thing she cooked out of it was a kill-me-now-and-let-me-go-to-heaven Lemon Curd Squares.

The next day was go-straight-to-my-hips-I-don't-care-about-my-diet Raspberry Jam and Coconut Slice.

Tomorrow she plans on trying out the diet-what-diet?-I-have-no-idea-what-you-are-on-about Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Brownies.

I'm not all that happy. For the first time in my 12 week challenge I have put on weight. It's almost impossible to work out on the cross trainer with a crumbly piece of slice in one hand and a cup of tea in the other.

In order to make me feel less guilty about falling off the diet wagon I thought I would help to corrupt all of you too. If you are connected to my 12 week challenge I implore you to make some tonight. I need company to commiserate with on next weeks weigh in.....

Shortbread base
1 cup (220g) castor sugar
1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
2 cups (300g) plain flour
200g butter, melted
1 cup (320g) store-bought raspberry jam

Coconut topping
3 cups (225g) shredded coconut.
2 egg whites, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.  Mix sugar, coconut, flour and butter in a bowl and then press into the base of a lightly greased 20cm X 30cm tin lined with non-stick paper. Bake for 20mins or until golden. Allow to cool slightly. Spread the base with jam. To make the topping, place the eggs and coconut in a bowl and mix well. Spread over jam and bake for 25mins or until golden. Allow to cool completely in the tin. Slice to serve. Eat. Eat. Eat!

5 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Oh ... I want the "Kill me now and let me go to heaven Lemon Square" recipe!!!

  2. Holy crap. I think I just orgasmed.


  3. Its OK Gina I've heard the more exercise you do your fat turns to muscle and muscle weighs heavier then fat. I'm sure this is what has happened it has nothing to do with the cakes. Karen. PS I know this as it sometimes happens to me.

  4. Licking the screen! Good luck, it's rough on this side of the world too with bread everywhere and french pastries on every corner. xo,Gina

  5. Lemon Curd Squares?
    Raspberry Jam and Coconut Slice?!
    Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Brownies!?!?

    You're killing me here with these food posts!!! I think I put on several pounds just by reading this! If you don't want leftovers sitting around your house tempting you, I'd be happy to take them off your hands! =)