Coconut Meringue Jam Slices

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
30 mins
35 mins

These are sweet and light and make a wonderful accompaniment to a cup of tea.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. BASE:
  3. Cream butter and sugar.
  4. Beat in egg, then vanilla and oil.
  5. Sift in dry ingredients and mix until crumbly.
  6. Press into prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Heat jam in microwave for 1 minute.
  9. Beat well and leave to cool.
  10. Spread over raw base when cool.
  11. TOPPING:.
  12. Whisk egg whites til very stiff.
  13. Add sugar and beat til glossy.
  14. Fold in coconut and spread over jam.
  15. Place in oven, immediately turn heat down to 325F and bake for 10 minutes.
  16. Turn heat down to 300F and bake for further 20 minutes.
  17. Switch off oven and leave for 5 minutes before removing.
  18. Slice whilst piping hot.