Dairyfree and Eggfree Ginger and Apricot Slice
If you have been following along on Instagram and Facebook, you’ll know that I have a crazy busy year coming up now starting my internship, so at the moment it’s project: Get Organised. So Miss 12 who is a great help and wonderful cook has been doing some baking to put away in the freezer so the three girls can make their own lunches in the morning. We love no-bake slices for baking that children can do themselves, and this Dairyfree and Eggfree Ginger and Apricot Slice is super easy, and popular with all three children. We make ours egg and dairy free, but it is easy to make gluten free as well by using gluten free biscuits (We’ve done it with the Leda Arrowroot biscuits before).
We’ve also used this recipe to make rolled balls at Christmas time to go with our packs of baking we gift the children’s teachers. We just roll it into balls then toss in coconut. It lasts up to two weeks in the fridge or can be frozen for a month or two.
- 1 packet of dairy and egg free biscuits (we use the gingernut biscuits from Countdown)
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup crystallised ginger (depending on your ginger preference)
- 1 cup dried apricots
- 1/2 tin coconut condensed milk
- 1 heaped tablespoon dairy free margarine (we use Nuttelex or Olivani)
- 50g dairy free margarine
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1/4 cup coconut to sprinkle on the top
- Blitz the biscuits, coconut, dried apricot and crystallised ginger to a semi-fine crumb.
- Melt the margarine and coconut condensed milk together. Pour into the biscuit mix and blitz until combined.
- Press into a tin lined with baking paper. Refrigerate until set, approximately 1 hour.
- For the icing, soften the margarine for 20 seconds in the microwave. Add 1 cup icing sugar and the ground ginger, and whisk well so there are no lumps. Gradually add remaining icing sugar until thick enough to spread with a spatula. Pour over the base then sprinkle with coconut. Refrigerate until icing has set then cut into squares.
- To make gluten free, use gluten free biscuits, either gingernut biscuits or arrowroot style cookie.