1. Paradise Slice

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    20 slices

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Scottish Baking

Scottish Baking

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2016

  • About

This is another childhood favourite – pastry, jam and a fruit-studded coconut cake mixture on top. Paradise!


  • 250 g/9 oz golden caster sugar
  • 75 g/


For the pastry, place the flour, almonds and sugar in a food-processor, combine briefly, then add the butter and whizz until it resembles breadcrumbs. Now slowly add the egg through the feeder tube, stopping the machine the minute it starts to form clumps. Clingwrap and chill for half hour or so, then roll out to fit a lightly buttered Swiss-roll tin (23 x 33cm/9 x 13in). Prick all over and chi