Shredded coconut mallow and jam squares

(32 ratings)
Shredded coconut mallow and jam squares
Shredded coconut mallow and jam squares
  • Makes: 9

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An indulgent, sugary treat that's perfect after a tiring day. Make smaller portions if you're looking for a quick and easy kids' party food.


  • 100g softened butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 60ml seedless jam
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 25g shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas 4.
  2. Cream 100g (4oz) softened butter with 50g (2oz) caster sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in 175g (6oz) plain flour until the mixture binds together.
  3. Knead lightly on a floured surface then use your fingers to press the mixture evenly into a greased and lined 20cm (8in) square cake tin.
  4. Prick all over with a fork and bake for 20 mins until pale golden.
  5. Cool. Spread 60ml (4tbsp) seedless jam over the base.
  6. Whisk 2 medium egg whites until stiff then gradually whisk in 75g (3oz) caster sugar to make a firm, glossy meringue. Fold in 25g (1oz) shredded coconut.
  7. Spread the meringue over the jam and sprinkle with 30ml (2tbsp) shredded coconut.
  8. Bake for a further 10-15 mins until the meringue is crisp and browned.
  9. Cool, then cut into 9 squares.

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you can get Bakers Angel shredded coconut from American stores here in the uk its amazing!

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi JuJ - glad you liked the recipe. We'll double check the tin size. Regarding the base, you prick it with a fork to release any trapped air and help it to bake evenly and stop it rising up in the middle. Hope that helps!

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi Martine - you can get shredded coconut from Julian Graves, though dessicated also works fine in this recipe


The result = look gorgeous and taste amazing - 5 stars, thanks so much for this recipe :) The ingredients are a bit misleading as it says two medium sized eggs. but effectively the egg yolk is not used in this recipe, therefore it should say two egg whites from medium sized eggs (or something to that effect). I have not found shredded coconut (looks nice in the picture) but am using desiccated coconut. Does anyone know why we have to fork-prick the base? My mixture didn't start to bind together, but still worked brilliantly. I always look for simple recipes with no artificial additives. when I saw "mallow" in the title, thought I'd have to use marshmallows, was pleasantly surprised to find it's all natural :) also, the size of baking tray was not stated, or size of the squares - I've had to add more jam and egg white as my tray was too big!


Where can on get shredded coconut from? I have searched everywhere, all I can find is dessicated. Many thanks

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