Cherry Slice

    Cherry Slice

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    Cherries are combined with coconut, peacans and flour to create the filling for an oat base then it is all topped off with a butter icing.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • Base
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 125g butter
    • Filling
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and juice reserved
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • Icing
    • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 4 cups (620g) icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Base: In a medium bowl stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
    3. Rub in the butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish.
    4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool. Make the filling while the crust is baking.
    5. Filling: In a medium bowl beat eggs, almond essence, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt until smooth.
    6. Stir in the coconut, cherries and pecans. Spread over the pre-baked crust.
    7. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven until light brown. Let cool before icing.
    8. Icing: Mix together the remaining butter, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the reserved cherry juice until the desired consistency is reached.
    9. Drizzle over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

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