Sunday, January 26, 2014

Raspberry and Coconut Slice

Raspberry coconut slice

One of my favourite slices and sweet treats was Raspberry and Coconut slice.  I loved how the raspberry jam became like toffee along the baked edges and the crunchy coconut on top.  This is a slice that isn't particularly pretty but man it tastes good!!!

2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of caster sugar
125 g cold butter cubed
3 eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup raspberry jam (I used a raspberry and pomegranate one)
2 cups of shredded coconut

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Grease and line lamington pan (24 x 29 cm).
  2. Process flour, 1/2 cup sugar and butter in food processor.  It should look like bread crumbs.  Add 1 egg and the vanilla and process to form a dough.
  3. Press dough into the base of the pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until a light golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven and spread the jam over the warm base.
  5. Whisk 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of sugar together.  It should become lighter and sugar should dissolve a bit.  Stir in coconut.  Spread this mixture over the jam.
  6. Bake for a further 25 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool in the pan before cutting and serving.
Raspberry and coconut slice

Enjoy the crunchy and sweet goodness!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Protein Ball Snacks

Food stuff

I've been reading about everyone and their 'protein' snacks and thought that I would give them a go.  I also wanted to find some delicious and easy snacks to take to work for both my husband and myself.  The recipe that I decided to use as a base was from Damy health, who always has pretty delicious recipes.

So here are my first attempt at Protein Balls!

1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup of pecan nuts
1/3 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 cup of almond butter (like peanut butter but made from almonds only)
3 tablespoons of wheat germ
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
2 scoops of protein powder (mine was a chocolate flavour)

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until the mixture comes together.  You may need to add a bit of cold water to help it along if your dates are a little dry.  Once the mixture is chopped and into a consistency that is a little like cookie dough, you can roll the mixture into smallish balls and place in an air tight container in the fridge.  This recipe makes about 12 balls for me.  You can also roll them in chopped nuts or coconut for extra crunch too!

They taste pretty delicious!  Just remember not to eat too many at once!

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