Coconut Bites…

Today I have a guest recipe post from Bonne Maman, 30 Best Loved Recipes’ Hachette Book. Some very yummy looking coconut bites. How sweet are the jam jars too? I could think of lots of things to use them for…

Going to look for some of this jam too when I next go shopping next…

Makes 24 sponge bites


  • 140g flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 120g sugar
  • ½ jar Bonne Maman Raspberry Conserve
  • 60g desiccated coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºc / 350ºf / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Sieve the flour into a large bowl.
  3. Break the eggs into a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, add the sugar and whisk until the mixture has doubled in volume. 
  4. Remove from the heat and continue whisking until mixture has cooled to almost room temperature.
  5. Gently fold in the flour and pour the mixture into a 33 x 23cm rectangular baking tin lined with greaseproof paper. 
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, then leave to cool on a wire rack. 
  7. Cut the sponge into 5x5cm cubes, cover each one with a thin layer of jam and roll in the desiccated coconut to serve.

About this guest post-

Taken from ‘Bonne Maman 30 Best Loved Recipes’ Hachette Book. Bonne Maman Bitter Orange Marmalade can also be used if preferred.

Claire Justine

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    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th October 2013 / 7:33 pm

      Hi Maria, thanks for the invite 🙂

  1. Judy Haughton-James
    27th October 2013 / 1:25 pm

    These look delicious Claire. I like the coconut flavour. We have a lot of coconut trees on our farm.

  2. Henna
    25th May 2014 / 4:30 pm

    Just wondering. Is the flour plain or self raising? Thanks!

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