Gluten-free coconut passionfruit slice

By Amanda Laird

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Gluten-free coconut passionfruit slice. Photo / Babiche Martens
Gluten-free coconut passionfruit slice. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 8-12

Base
120g desiccated coconut
80g rice flour
4 Tbs caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
100g ground almonds
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/2 cup passionfruit pulp, plus extra to drizzle
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping
2 egg whites
1/4 cup caster sugar
80g desiccated coconut
40g rice flour
Passionfruit pulp
50g ground almonds
Gluten-free icing sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease or line a baking tray.

2. Combine all the base ingredients together the press gently into the baking tray.

3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Add the caster sugar 1 Tbs at a time while continuing to beat - until the egg whites are glossy.

4. Gently fold through the coconut, rice flour, passionfruit and almonds.

5. Spoon the topping over the base and bake for 25 minutes. When cool, drizzle with the extra passionfruit pulp and dust with icing sugar.

- NZ Herald

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