Easy Hertzog teacakes

Recipe from: 5/6/1993 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 13
Servings 40
Time +/- 25 min + 15 min

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 240
    g
    cake flour
  • 10
    ml
    baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 125
    g
    butter
  • 100
    g
    sugar
  • 1
    extra-large egg, lightly beaten
  • smooth apricot jam
  • TOPPING
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 250
    g
    castor sugar
  • 160
    g
    coconut
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
 

Method

20-25 min
 
Preheat the oven to 180 ºC (350 ºF). Spray a 33 x 23 x 2 cm baking sheet with non-stick spray. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt together. Beat butter and sugar together until soft and creamy. Add the egg and then the dry ingredients by the spoonful. Mix well. Press the mixture into the prepared baking sheet and chill for 15 minutes. Melt the apricot jam and spread a layer over the dough. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed. Add the castor sugar by the spoonful while beating continuously. Add the coconut and fold in with the vanilla essence. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag and pipe rosettes on top of the apricot jam, or spread the mixture over the apricot jam. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the peaks of the rosettes turn pale brown. Cool slightly and cut into squares or fingers Makes about 40 pieces.
 

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