Lemon Coconut Strawberry Squares

iúcra and Catherine Fulvio’s recipe for Lemon Coconut Strawberry Squares are bursting with flavour including subtle hints of lemon and fresh strawberries. Drizzled with a lemon glaze and topped with shredded coconut these squares are the perfect treat for any Afternoon Tea.
Lemon Coconut Strawberry Squares
Rating: (1ratings)

Ingredients

  • 200g strawberries, hulled and sliced

For the squares

  • 200g softened butter
  • 200g Siucra light brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80ml milk

For the top

  • 200g strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 lemons, zest only
  • 100g granulated sugar

For the drizzle

  • 100g Siucra icing sugar
  • 2 to 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Toasted coconut flakes, to decorate

 

To prepare the cake
Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.  Line 18cm x 32cm rectangle tin with baking parchment.  
Arrange the strawberry slices on the base of the baking paper. 
Cream together the butter and Siúcra Light Brown Sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the lemon zest and eggs and whisk after each addition.
Fold in the desiccated coconut, flour and vanilla extract. 
Add enough milk to form a soft cake batter. 
Spread the cake batter over the strawberries in the baking tin.
Arrange the strawberry halves on top. Sprinkle over the lemon zest and sugar over the top and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until cooked or when a skewer is inserted and it comes out clean.
Leave on a cooling rack to set before taking it out the tin.
 
To prepare the drizzle icing
Place the Siúcra Icing Sugar into a bowl and add just enough lemon juice to make a paste.  
Cut into squares.  
Drizzle the icing over and sprinkle over the coconut flakes
 

Recipe supplied by Catherine Fulvio