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Coconut (Shredded if you can find it, desiccated will do!)
I have read that a few people like this with a more textured taste so they add Frangipane, I like it how it is and it is soo simple but if you do?
55g butter or margarine
55g caster sugar
1 free-range egg, beaten
40g ground almonds
1 tbsp plain flour
place the ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and thoroughly combined.
preheat the oven to 200.c before starting
unroll your packet of ready rolled pastry and mark out 12 squares with a knife, on a baking tray with greaseproof paper place 6 and these will be the base
on the 6 bottoms, spread a small layer of jam, dont use too much because it will run away, if you are using the frangipane add a small amount in a blob in the middle (if you would like to be more adventurous you can add sliced strawberry, blueberrys, whatever takes your fancy)
place the remaining pieces of pastry ontop of the pastry on the tray and squash down a little, then place in the oven for 20 minutes or depending on the oven type until it has a nice golden colour, then take out and set aside to cool
whilst the pastry is cooling is the time to make the icing, sift into a bowl and add 4 tablespoons at a time to the sugar and mix, the mixture should then start to thicken up and make a paste, keep stirring this to keep it manageable, when the pastry has cooled down then spoon onto the tops the icing sugar until all have a layer.
Now is the time to sprinkle the coconut ontop and here you have very easy cakes that you can do with children