Saturday, 24 September 2011

Apple,Blackberry and coconut Squares for Vagina Monologues Bake Club!!

Vagina Monologues National Tour began this week - we're on the road till December 4th coming to a theatre near you!!
Got a great bunch of girls in Louisa Lytton, Zaraah Abrahams and Emma Kelly and I know it's going to be fun - Girls on Tour!!
I've decided that there are enough of us for a Bake Club, so whenever I am home or get the chance I will be baking the company cakes or biscuits or whatever they request!!
Started the ball rolling today with Apple, Blackberry and Coconut Squares - picked the last of the blackberries on our common and made a traybake - it was a bit of an experiment but they turned out really - not too sweet and great texture with the fruit and the crumble topping.

250 g Self Raising Flour
100 g Oats
280 g Soft brown sugar
200 g Cold Butter - cut into pieces
75 g Dessicated Coconut
3 medium Eggs - beaten
250 g Bramley Apples  - chopped
150 g Blackberries - fresh or frozen

Preheat oven to 180 o C and grease and line a baking tray approx 20cm square

Place flour,sugar and oats in a food processor.
Add the butter and process until you have a breadcrumb consistency ( this can be done by hand if you prefer)
Mix in the coconut. 
Take out a cupful of the mix and reserve.
Add the beaten eggs to the rest and then place the mix into the tray - pressing right down and into the corners.
Spread out apple on top and then blackberries.
Sprikle the remainin crumble mix on top.
Bake in the oven for 55 - 60 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool and then turn out and cut into squares.