Last week I tried out a new recipe that is super easy and to my delight, the family were very happy with the results. I tweaked the recipe to my liking and here it is.
Apricot Coconut Slice
2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
125g melted butter
1 cup desiccated coconut
200g dried apricots, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger powder
1. Soak apricots in boiling water for 15 minutes, then strain. (I chopped my apricots after soaking, easy peasy).
2. Put melted butter in a large bowl, then add fruit, sugar, coconut, milk, flour and ginger, stirring well after each addition.
3. Bake at 180 C in a paper-lined 25cm x 30cm lamington tin for about 30 minutes or until cooked.
4. Cool in tin and cut into slices when cool.
We tried to wait until the slice was cool before we attacked it, but we just couldn't. Tastes very nice warm and I think a dollop of cream would be a lovely addition.
If you haven't eaten it all the day it's made, you can have some the next day for morning tea with a latte which is just what I did.
You can leave out the ginger, that was my addition and I also chose to use butter instead of margarine. Next time I might try using blueberries instead of apricots and a different spice.