- 8 oz all purpose flour, sifted
- 6 oz butter or margarine
- 2 oz sugar
- ½ cup sweetened grated coconut
- 1 tsp coconut essence
- Pinch of salt
- A little extra sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a small square baking pan with margarine or lightly coat with cooking spray.
Place flour, sugar, coconut and salt in a bowl and mix with a spoon to incorporate all the ingredients.
Add the butter or margarine and essence. Using fingers or a pastry cutter, mix the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Press evenly into the prepared dish. Cut the dough into bars using the tip of a sharp knife.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and cut along the same marks made before baking to cut them into bars.
Sprinkle with the extra sugar. Let rest in pan for 5 minutes and then remove and place on a wire rack to cool.