Food Monday ~ Carrot, Apple and Coconut Bars

Carrot, Apple and Coconut Bars

Preheat the oven to180°C

4ozs Wholemeal flour/whole-wheat
4ozs plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground Cinnamon
6ozs soft butter
6ozs brown sugar
Grated zest of 1 Lemon
2 tblsp lemon juice
1 eating Apple, peeled, cored and grated
3 medium Eggs
4ozs Desiccated Coconut
6ozs grated Carrot

Cream Cheese frosting:
4ozs Cream Cheese
1oz soft Butter
12ozs Icing sugar, sifted
Grated zest of an Orange

Mix the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large bowl.  Cream the butter with the sugar and add the eggs one at a time.  Add the lemon juice and zest and pour into the bowl with the flour, adding the coconut, apple and carrot.  Mix everything together well, and press into a greased 13in X 9in tin.  Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30-40 minutes.  Cool in tin before removing.  Mix all the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting and spread over tray bake before slicing into bars.