This is one of my absolute favourite slices to bake. I adore coconut and I adore pecans. I also love chocolate, but then again . . . it's only the very rare woman who doesn't love chocolate! These may look complicated, but I think you will be surprised when you find out just how easy and uncomplicated they are . . .
A chocolate cookie type of crust is made first and then baked for a short time in the oven. The crust is almost like a chocolate shortbread . . . short and buttery . . .
A simple filling is whisked together . . . again with simple ingredients. Sweetened condensed milk. NOT evaporated. Don't make that mistake. Sweetened condensed milk is thick and creamy and sweet . . .
This is beaten together with eggs . . . and coconut . . . chopped toasted pecans and quite simply poured over top.
And then baked until set. A simple melted semi sweet chocolate completes the picture. These go down a real treat with everyone.
*Coconut Pecan Slices*Makes about 2 dozen
175g of plain flour (1 1/4 cup)
For the topping:2 large free range eggs, beaten lightly
To finish:90g semi sweet chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
Pre-heat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4. Have ready a 13 by 9 inch pan. I like to line the bottom with baking paper so that I can lift the cooled squares out easily for cutting.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the centre is set. Allow to cool completely.