Easy-Peasy Tray Bakes
Schools are on holiday at the moment, and having two teenagers in the house is proving a challenge when it comes to feeding them. When they were little ‘uns, it was a case of eating at breakfast lunch and dinner times, with the odd snack thrown in. Now it’s sleep till noon, graze constantly on crisps -DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE THE FRUIT BOWL IS?????? – and complain that there’s ‘nothing’ in the house to eat. I’m hopeful this traybake will go down well (and maybe the cherries will count as one of their five a day) and keeping my fingers crossed. It’s only got 5 ingredients and I only had to use a whisk, a wooden spoon and a bowl for mixing it in, so it’s not labour or equipment intensive.
White Chocolate and Cherry Traybake
200g desiccated coconut
100g glace cherries
2 eggs, whisked
200g white chocolate
Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Whisk the eggs and sugar together until pale and frothy. Then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Lightly oil a disposable foil tray and pat the mixture into it and pop into the oven for about 20 minutes.
Try to keep a careful eye on it as it browns easily and you might have to put a piece of foil over the top to stop it burning.
Leave it to cool for five minutes and then slice it into 15 squares (yes, I know, I feel stupid for only just realising that the indentations round the tray are for guidance when it comes to slicing it). Leave it for another ten minutes before lifting them out and allowing to cool completely on racks.