Archie had to do some cooking for his class last night so decided to make coconut ice. The recipe called for copha which is a hydrogenated vegetable fat... something I really didn't want to buy. So we thought we would try using coconut oil instead. Oh my giddy aunt - it was so much better that I thought we should share the recipe!
Archie's Coconut Slice (adapted from Stephanie Alexander's 'The Cook's Companion'
130 grams coconut oil
250 grams dessicated coconut
500 grams icing sugar
a few drops of vanilla extract
2 egg whites
a few drops of natural food colouring
Melt the coconut oil and then mix with the dessicated coconut, icing sugar, vanilla extract and egg whites. Divide the mixture in half and mix the natural food colouring through one batch. Spread one half in a 20x20cm square cake tin then spread the other half on top. Refrigerate until cold and then cut into pieces. TRY NOT TO EAT TOO MUCH!!!