Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Berry & Coconut Slice (Paleo & SCD)

Berry & Coconut Slice.

I made the traditional version of this slice for my 40th birthday High Tea (including the grains, gluten and sugar.)  How things have changed!  For my 50th, I'll make this one.  No one will even notice the difference! :)
You know, the aim is make treats that no one can distinguish from the 'usual' version.  There's no point if the family won't eat it or don't like it.  All my recipes have to pass the judgement of my Hubby and three teenagers and I can tell you, they are very honest!  They all eat grains, dairy and sugar every day, but not in the treats I make them.  If I'd switched to this way of eating when the kids were younger, things would be a lot different.  But they've grown up eating a normal, healthy diet and don't like any 'weird stuff'. 
I know that trying a new recipe is always a bit risky.  Ingredients can be expensive and nobody wants a flop.  I appreciate the trust you put in me when you try one of my recipes.  I'd love to hear your feedback. :)

Berry & Coconut Slice
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Makes: 16 slices


For the pastry:
1 + ½ cups almond flour
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ cup coconut oil
1 egg
1 Tablespoon honey

Filling: 1 cup SCD jam or preserve.  See my simple recipe here. :)

For the topping:
2 cups desiccated coconut
1 egg
1/3 cup honey

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320F).
  • In a bowl, combine flours, breaking up any lumps.
  • Melt coconut oil in the microwave, then add to flours.
  • Mix in egg and honey.
  • Press mixture into a  20 cm (8 inch) square pan lined with baking paper.
  • Bake in oven for 5 minutes.
While that's baking, make the topping:
  • Mix coconut, egg and honey together in a small bowl.
  • After 5 minutes, take the pan out of the oven and spread with jam/preserves.
  • Then spread the coconut topping over the jam.  Press down gently.
  • Bake in oven for a further 20-25 minutes.
  • Cool in tin.
  • Slice when cool.

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  1. love this, do you know what I could use to replace the almond flour and is gluten free?? Or could I just increase the coconut flour?

    1. We are nut free in our house, so I substitute almond flour with sunflower seeds, that I grind in my food processor. Just use the same quantities :)

  2. Hi Becky,
    Substitutions can be tricky. Coconut flour absorbs LOTS of liquid so you can't just substitute. If you are eating grains, gluten free flour would probably work but I haven't tried it. Let us know how you go. Experimenting in the kitchen is fun! :)

  3. So going to try this, have been looking for a replacement for the regular slice available in the bakery. My youngest daughter and I are gluten, dairy and sugar free, it's tough when it comes to yummy treats!

    1. Hope you love it! It's one of my daughters' favourite treats. :)

    2. I made this yesterday (finally) and it has been a huge hit. Both my daughters and I LOVED it. Lasted one day. Even my wheat, dairy and sugar loving husband liked it.
      Thank you so much. I have recommended your site to everyone who will listen!

  4. This recipe is lovely and so similar to one I use to make for my son a few years back - you've brought back memories! I don't know why my recipe hasn't been put on my blog - I must post my recipes sometime!

    It looks so wonderful and delicious!

  5. Made this today. The works, even the jam from scratch. It is yummy yummy yummy. Love it.

  6. I believe you can substitute sunflower seed flour if you want it nut-free!

  7. I am so going to make this.....soon.

  8. is there a higher temperature to put it on, because the coconut topping wasn't turning brown on 170, even when it was on for 25 mins. my oven only goes to 170 not any lower.

  9. Hi Carla, is your oven Celsius or Fahrenheit? The 170 is for Celsius, 320 for Fahrenheit. :)

  10. I have been looking everywhere for a recipe like this!! Off to bake it now :)

  11. Just made this for breakfast! 5 kiddos ranging in again from 10 down to 1. Everyone LOVED it. Thanks!

    1. Woo hoo! Awesome! Thanks so much for letting me know. :)

  12. Awesome! Have been having trouble with paleo baking but this one came out perfect and everyone loved it! Thanks 😊

    1. Fantastic, Vera! I'm so pleased. 😀