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Bite Kitchen's raspberry and coconut rough
3 cups icing sugar
1 cups flour (can be gluten free)
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups thread coconut
1 cup fine coconut
300g butter, melted
8 free-range egg whites
1 tsp vanilla essence
generous pile (and then some) of raspberries
Preheat oven to 180degC. Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper.
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
Stir melted butter into the dry ingredients.
Add vanilla to egg whites and lightly whisk together.
Add egg to the dry ingredients and mix together.
Mix in as many raspberries as you like.
Pour mixture into lined baking tin.
Sprinkle thread coconut and more raspberries on top.
Bake in the middle of the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until the top is nicely browned and there is still a slight wobble in the middle.
Enjoy warm from the oven or slice when cold and enjoy with ice cream, cream and fruit compote.
Recipe requested by Sharyn Willis, of Mosgiel. Recipe provided by Bite Kitchen's Lynsey Jean Cook.
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