Friday 19 January 2018

Dark Chocolate Coconut Slices

Serves Four


* 3 eggs

* 3 tbsp of vegetable oil

* 90g of castor sugar

* 100g of gluten-free flour

* 1 tsp of gluten-free baking powder

* 100g of raisins

* 1 measure of brandy


* Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4.

* Put the brandy, raisins and 100ml of boiling water in a pot and leave for 10 mins.

* Separate the eggs, whites into a clean mixing bowl and yolks into another bowl.

* Mix the egg whites in the blender until stiff and add the sugar, continuing to whisk until the egg whites look like meringue and leave to one side.

* Mix the egg yolks with the vegetable oil, flour and baking powder for 8-10 mins until smooth. Slowly mix all the contents from the two bowls together with a wooden spoon or spatula until fully blended and then add the raisins.

* Place into a cake tin or bread tin and cook in oven for 25-30 mins.

* To garnish, dust with icing sugar.

To make dark chocolate

* 100g of dairy free margarine

* 150g of castor sugar

* 4 tbsp of cocoa powder

* 4 tbsp of water

* 150g of coconut flakes


* Place a pot on a medium heat and add the margarine, castor sugar, cocoa powder and water.

* Bring to a simmer and continually mix until smooth.

* Cut the cake into small squares and dip quickly into the cocoa mix and then into the coconut flakes.

* Leave to set and serve.

Irish Independent

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