Coconut slice with lemon syrup

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 25 Item
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Coconut slice with lemon syrup
  • 155 gram butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup (100g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
Lemon syrup
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water


Coconut slice with lemon syrup
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease a 20cm x 30cm rectangular pan and line base and long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over sides.
  • 2
    Beat butter, sugar and rind in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs until combined. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and stir in coconut, sifted flour and juice. Spread mixture into pan. Bake about 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, to make lemon syrup, stir ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly.
  • 4
    Pour syrup over hot slice. Cool slice in pan before cutting.


You'll need 3 lemons to make this recipe.