Baking - cherry slice

12 July 2007


I made a delicious cherry slice yesterday that H and I had warm for dessert last night. It works equally well with any stewed, preserved or tinned fruit. If you use tinned fruit, lay it on a layer of jam. Here is the recipe:

PASTRY BASE
100g butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self raising flour

TOPPING
3 eggs whites
1/2 cup caster sugar
500g bottled cherries
1 cup coconut

MAKING THE BASE
Cream butter and sugar. Add sifted flours and mix well. Press mixture over the base of an slice tin. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180°C for 10 minutes.

MAKING THE TOPPING
Whip egg whites until stiff. Gradually add sugar beating well between additions. Fold in cherries and coconut. Spread over base and cook for 15 minutes at 180°C.