I don't take many shortcuts with cooking now, however using a bought cake mix for the biscuit base does the trick here. Sue used a gluten free one for hers which made no difference to the result. I was quite intrigued by this recipe because of the stages involved.
When Julie and Dave arrived we ate it warm from the oven after leaving it to sit for 15 minutes for the topping to firm up, so it was slightly messier to slice, which doesn't matter at all. It still tasted great. However the following day after sitting in the frig overnight, the biscuit base had stayed crisp, and it was very easy to slice. Mr. HRK loves it.
This could also be eaten as an easy and warm dessert for the family.
Just and have faith, and follow this recipe and I assure you this will work.
Turn on your oven to moderate or 180 deg.
1 packet vanilla cake mix (gluten free if necessary) I used a White Wings packet mix. (Disregard cooking instructions on the cake mix box, and follow this recipe adding coconut and butter to the dry cake mix.)
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup or 4 tablespoons melted butter
400-440 ml tub sour cream depending on brand
385-400g can of pie apple fruit slices
Mix together the ingredients for the base in a bowl.
Spread into a well greased rectangular non-stick slice tin.
Bake for 20 minutes in a moderate oven.
Remove tray from the oven and leave the oven turned on.
Mix the sour cream with the pie apple in another bowl, and spread onto the biscuit base.
Sprinkle with nutmeg, and some flaked almonds if you like however this isn't essential.
Bake for another 20 minutes at 180 deg. C or in a moderate oven.
You know, whilst I try to cook mostly from scratch, I realise it just isn't feasible for a lot of people. I really started thinking seriously about this when we were travelling and staying with our family and friends along the way. How do families with both adults or parents working manage to get a good meal on the table each night, or produce something special on the weekend without resorting to taking short cuts occasionally? I know I did when I was working. I think that including fast foods too much in our diet is where the real danger lies to our health. So I am pursuing inventive and delicious ways of including fruit and vegetables into our diets and those of our children and grandchildren, and perhaps some partners and husbands LOL:) Watch this space. Any ideas?
I hope you can try this slice and I would love to hear from you as to how it goes.
Hoping you all have a fabulous week.