Coconut Dream Bars

Coconut Dream Bars                                                         

Makes 20 bars

Source: Joy of Cooking

A light but rich lemony coconut bar.

Crust:

cup

butter, softened                      

2

ounces

55

grams

2

Tbs 

sugar (caster)                                

 

 

30

ml

1

large

egg yolk

 

 

 

 

 

cup 

sifted flour (plain)              

4

ounces

115

grams

Filling:

2

large

eggs

 

 

 

 

1

cup 

brown sugar, firmly packed

7

ounces

215

grams

1

Tbs

flour (plain)

 

 

22.5

ml

 

tsp

baking powder

 

 

2.5

ml

tsp

salt

 

 

1.2

ml

cup 

shredded coconut

3

ounces

85

grams

cups 

chopped pecans

6

ounces

170

grams

Topping:

2

Tbs

butter                             

1

ounce

28

grams

cup

powdered sugar (icing) 

 

 

165

ml

1

Tbs

lemon juice                                   

 

 

15

ml

tsp

vanilla                                       

 

 

2.5

ml

Crust:

Beat butter and sugar together until creamy.
Add flour and egg yolk to creamed mixture; blend well.
Pat into a greased 7” x 11”[18 cm x 28 cm] baking pan.
Bake at 350F [175C] for 10 minutes, then set aside to cool slightly.

Filling:

Toast pecans and coconut for 7 to 10 minutes.
Beat eggs slightly.  Blend in remaining ingredients.
Pour over base.  Bake in preheated moderate oven 350F [175C] about 20 to 25 minutes.
The top should be firm and golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out slightly wet.

Topping:

While the bars are still warm, stir together the topping ingredients.
Spread the icing evenly over the top.
Let stand until completely cool and the icing is set.
Cut into bars.

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