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This old favourite uses fresh blackberries and blackberry jam, perfect for afternoon tea.


  • Base

  • 125 g unsalted Butter

  • 60 g caster sugar

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 185 g Plain Flour

  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder

  • 60 ml Milk

  • Filling

  • 175 g blackberry jam

  • 250 g blackberries

  • Topping

  • 100 g Unsalted Butter

  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar

  • 2 Eggs

  • 225 g desiccated Coconuts

  • 60 g Plain Flour


  • Base:

  • 1.

    Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.

  • 2.

    Add the egg and vanilla extract and stir to combine.

  • 3.

    Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and stir in with the milk.

  • 4.

    Flour your hands and press the base evenly into a greased and lined 30 x 20 cm (12 x 8 inch) baking tin.

  • 5.

    Spread the base evenly with jam and sprinkle with blackberries.

  • Topping:

  • 1.

    Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.

  • 2.

    Add the egg and beat until combined.

  • 3.

    Stir in the coconut and 1 tablespoon sifted flour, then stir in the remaining flour.

  • 4.

    Spread the topping evenly over the blackberries.

  • Baking:

  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4).

  • 2.

    Bake the slice for 30 minutes, or until golden.

  • 3.

    Cover with foil and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • 4.

    Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.

  • 5.

    Cut into rectangles.

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Posted by Fran83Report
I also have made this many times and am surprised that the rating is only 3 stars. It's easy to make, a hit with all takers as well as feeding many of them and it freezes well
Posted by michellewetiReport
I made it and it was a hit with everyone! yum...I'm making it again tomorrow
Posted by Ali26Report
hi tina,
am interested to learn the brand of GF flour you used
Posted by Paulam8Report
I have a mulberry tree so I replaced the blackberries with mulberries and used rasberry jam... it is AWESOME!!!
Posted by Carly66Report
I've made this so many times, it's an absolute favourite in our house for school lunches, kids sport and warm with icecream for dessert. Each time I try to vary the combinations and everything works so well. We love Bill :)