Peanut Slices

  • 6 ounces (about 180 gm) biscuit pastry
  • 2 eggs (separated)
  • 1 ounce (about 30 gm) melted butter or substitute
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of plum or a berry jam
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 pound (about 225 gm) raw peanuts
  • 1 cup corn cereal flakes
  • Roll or press the biscuit pastry out thinly to cover the base of a lightly greased lamington tin (about 7" x 11", or 18 cm x 28 cm), and put this in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the filling
  • Beat the egg yolks well, then add the sugar, melted butter and jam
  • Beat a few minutes more, then mix in the coconut and peanuts
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the mixture with the corn cereal flakes
  • Spread this mixture over the top of the pastry and bake in a moderate oven (350o F or 180o C) for about 40 to 45 minutes
  • Allow to cool slightly, then cut into slices

Chris says: This easy to makerecipe can help you whip up a 
tasty batch of fresh biscuits in 
no time at all.

And if you store any unused slices in an airtight container, they'll keep for quite awhile too.

Store any unused peanut slices in an airtight container. If you put them into the fridge or freezer, they can last quite a long time.