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Cooking up a storm!

Today I had the urge to bake!

So I made an old favourite – Raspberry Coconut Slice; plus a new favourite – Vanilla Fudge Slice! 

Raspberry Coconut Slice

The recipe…..


  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 1/4 cups desiccated coconut 
  • 200g butter (cool but soft)
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  vanillabean paste



  • Preheat oven to 180Β°C
  • Use cooking spray to grease a long, shallow slice tray
My favourite slice tray… its non-stick too! 😍


  • In a large mixing bowl; rub the flour, 1/2 cup sugar and the butter to resemble breadcrumbs (this can be done in a food processor, but I like to get my hands into cooking πŸ˜€) 
  • Add 1 egg and the vanillabean paste; mix and knead to form a soft dough (add the milk 1 teaspoon at a time while kneading)
Flour, sugar & butter
Getting my hands dirty! Rubbing the butter into the flour & sugar
The breadcrumb-like rubbed butter/flour/sugar
Egg & Vanillabean paste (added milk 1 teaspoon at a time as needed while kneading haha πŸ˜‰)
Nice soft kneaded dough

STEP 3: 

  • Press the dough into the prepped tray
  • Bake for 15-20mins or until lightly golden
  • Spread the base with the jam while its still warm
Pressing the dough into the tray…. ugh the tediousness…. there has to be an easier way??
Woohoo… my fabulous marble rolling pin fits perfectly into the tray to roll out the dough! I am a genius! πŸ˜‰
See! Nice & flat ready for the oven!
Baked & lightly golden
Spread the jam while its still warm 


  • In a bowl, whisk the remaining 2 eggs and 1/2 cup sugar then stir in the coconut to combine (keep at it, it takes a while but it will be all combined) 
  • Spread over the jam covered base
  • Bake for 25mins until nicely golden (turning about halfway for even cooking)
  • Cool completely in the tray 
  • Once cooled, cut into slices
The coconut crunchy top ready to whisk & combine
Finally combined… it did take a while 😫

Spreading the coconut topping looks like there isn’t enough, but there is!

Topping all spread out & ready for the oven again

25mins later… all baked & smells divine! (Please excuse my multitasking by cooking dinner (chicken fried rice) in the background while waiting for slices to cook!)
Golden deliciousness
Can you say…. YUMMY!?!
So many slices – all my kiddos are in slice heaven!
Almost a full tub of deliciousness! 😍😍😍

P.S. This recipe is a fabulous one to get the kids involved in cooking! πŸ˜„

This can also be made with many different flavoured jams: strawberry, plum, blueberry, lemon, boysenberry etc πŸ“πŸ‹πŸ‡


I also made for the first time, Vanilla Fudge Slice…. O…M…Gosh!

It’s fudgy, it’s cakey, its slice…. it has buttercream icing and I drizzled some milk chocolate on top! 

Mmmmmm-mmmmm goooooood!!!!

I SO recommend this recipe! It tastes bloody awesome! 

Vanilla Fudge Slice

(No affiliation – just a fabulous recipe)

Hopefully you have enjoyed the raspberry coconut slice recipe and it becomes a family favourite just like it has become in mine! πŸ˜€

I have been requested to make the vanilla fudge slice again by my kiddos! So I think this will be a certain family favourite! 

Happy creating! 


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