Blackberry & coconut squares

Blackberry & coconut squares

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 12 squares

This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
347
protein
4g
carbs
43g
fat
19g
saturates
12g
fibre
3g
sugar
26g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 25g oats
  • 280g soft brown sugar
  • 200g cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 350g frozen or fresh blackberries

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the flour, oats and sugar into a large bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture using your fingertips until only small pea-size pieces remain. Stir through the coconut, then fill a teacup with the mixture and set this aside.
  2. Stir the eggs into the bowl of mixture, then spread over the bottom of a lined baking tin (31 x 17cm), or a 21cm square tin. Smooth the surface with the back of a spoon, then scatter over the blackberries. Scatter over the reserved teacup mixture and bake for 1 hr-1 hr 15 mins until golden and cooked through (if you poke a skewer in, it should come out with moist crumbs but no wet mixture). Leave to cool, then remove from the tin and cut into squares. Serve with some extra berries, if you like. Great for teatime or to pop into a lunchbox.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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wilcey's picture

I've just made this, but instead of blackberries, I re-hydrated dried pineapple in a white rum/pineapple jam mixture. Mmmmm Pinacolada cake is on the menu!:-)
It certainly looks scrummy, and smells divine!

pennyshaw's picture
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Love this - nice and easy with lots of taste! YUM!

flooby206's picture
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Made this lovely simple recipe a couple of times, use a food processor to rub in the flour/sugar/butter then add the oats. I added white choc chunks this time, used dark sugar as that's what I had and pressed it down before cooking. Served it warm with vanilla crème frêche as a dessert and cut up the rest for lunch box treats.

kimkap's picture
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Very simple to make with a delicious outcome. Will be making this one again

stacy_john's picture

I tried this today, was a little cautious as its not some thing i have done before. i made one with coconut and cherry's and one with ground almonds and cherry's and they both were great, my boys love them, great for pack ups too. Next time i may follow others and change sugar and flour so they are a little healthier.

minimeeze's picture
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This is so easy to make and tastes divine! I made it with fresh wild blackberries as a way to use them up, and ended going out and picking more so I could make it again! Delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream.

crayola_smiles's picture
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Very easy to make and scrummy!! Swapped black berries with raspberries :0) Will make again

crayola_smiles's picture
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Brilliant recipe and very tasty too! Substituted the black berries for raspberries :0) Lovely!

sophietreacher's picture
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Really delicious and easy. Will certainly make again!

jenbla's picture
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Wish I could give it more than 5 stars! Very easy to prepare, and a flexible recipe. I used a mix of blackberries and raspberies, demerara sugar. They are wonderful!

carolel's picture
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Oops forgot to rate it!

carolel's picture
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This is fab. I've never actually made it with blackberries but it works really well with blueberries or raspberries. I've never bothered with the whole coconut soaking marlarky but did cut the amount of sugar down.

leigh558's picture
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Loved by everybody! Agree with other comments - completely versatile, can change the berries or reduce the sugar and increase the coconut etc!

beautifuljulie's picture
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These were wonderful, and they very very easy to make as well!

sarahnancycallaghan's picture

My Daughter has returned from a weekend at her Nan's in the country where they both went Blackberry picking hence while I will be making this tomorrow. I will update you once done!

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sarahnancycallaghan's picture

My Daughter has returned from a weekend at her Nan's in the country where they both went Blackberry picking hence while I will be making this tomorrow. I will update you once done!

Hubster

iluv2c00k's picture
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I made these today, followed the recipe to the word apart from i used blueberries as they are my fav and they are truly wonderful. Infact i made them as i had a friend over for lunch and i love having guinea pigs try my cooking and she said they would be lovely for a dinner party served with doubly cream, now thats a thought mmmmmmmmmm

alicemduff's picture
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These were amazing! I couldnt find any coconut in the supermarket so i used flaked almonds, and i couldnt find any blackberries so i used strawberries!! Still delicious! I definately used all the sugar though and don't regret it!!

cobhrai's picture
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I used less sugar 200g and did soak the cocanut in some milk before hand as suggested and also used frozen raspberries - delicious

andrealphus's picture
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We made these last year from brambles that we scrumped and they were delicious, albeit a bit of a guilty treat due to the amount of butter, and the cholestrol from the coconut too! Well worth the guilt though!

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