Food Monday ~ Coconut Lemon Bars

Coconut Lemon Bars
Preheat the oven to 170°C

6 ozs plain flour
4 ozs soft butter
1½ ozs icing sugar

2 ozs desiccated coconut
5 ozs granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
Grated rind & juice of 1 lemon

Mix the flour, butter and icing sugar and press into a greased Swiss roll tin.  Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile beat remaining ingredients together.  Pour over the base and continue to bake until the top is set and a light golden brown.
Cool and slice into bars.

12 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Coconut Lemon Bars

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Gaelikaa – I would not survive without an oven. I pop in a meal or some baking and then I am free to do something else while it cooks or bakes!

  2. wisewebwoman

    I prefer the term ‘desecrated coconut’ myself. I wish I could make these and be civilized but I’m afraid I would tip my head back and shove them all down at once.
    And then make more.

  3. bikehikebabe

    Oh dear! There’s only two ingredients in that recipe that I allow myself. Lemon juice & coconut. 🙁

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Alice – Simple to make and it hits the sugar spot for me.

    BHB – You seem to be on a very strict diet. I am on a sea food diet… better make that A See Food diet! 😆

  5. bikehikebabe

    When you get to be my age you try to do it right. No animal fat [well little], no refined sugar, only whole grains, did you know baking powder is bad too–jeez!, no salt because what’s already there like in tomato sauce, might cause high blood pressure.

  6. Grannymar Post author

    BHB – At my age I decided to forget the diets and to eat, drink and laugh my way through each day. The one nod I give to ageing is to put my shoes or slippers in a neat pair before climbing into bed. If I don’t wake up then whoever finds me…..

  7. bikehikebabe

    Eat, Drink & make Merry (my sister-in-law’s name) is not a bad philosophy.

    Last night my husband told me that exercise didn’t make for longevity, only makes you feel better at the time. WHAT!!! I’ve not been bike/hike/babe to only FEEL better. But it does keep the weight down so you can eat, drink & make merry more.

    ‘whoever finds me…’ will know that you are a neat person. I have a friend who has a drawer full of lipsticks. (She has exceptionally curvy lips.) She told me to destroy that if she didn’t wake up one morning.

  8. Grannymar Post author

    BHB – I would hate to be frugal with a meal one day only to find my number was up the next day and I had missed my last supper. Exercise, apart from walking, is not my cup of tea. Remember the guy who invented jogging, dropped dead while out jogging.

  9. bikehikebabe

    And that reminds me of the French couple who wrote books about picking mushrooms, died from eating some mushrooms.


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