British

Jelly Squares

June 10, 2020
Photo by Retrobakes
Author Notes

A simple traybake with shortbread base and a whipped jelly topping and coconut. Deliciously retro with a squidgy marshmallow-like topping, this one didn't last long in our house! —Retrobakes

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Cook time 25 minutes
  • Makes 16
Ingredients
  • Base
  • 8 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces butter
  • 2 ounces white sugar
  • Topping
  • 3 ounces jello (any flavor)
  • 4 ounces boiling water
  • 2 ounces powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces desiccated coconut
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sieved flour, mix, then spread into a lined tin (8″ square). Bake for 25-30 minutes and leave to cool.
  3. Dissolve the jelly in the boiling water and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Beat in the icing sugar until thick and much lighter in color. This takes a good 10 minutes, at least, so use a stand mixer or hand mixer.
  5. Spread jelly mixture over the base and top with coconut.
  6. Put in fridge to set overnight, then slice and enjoy!

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