Line a 20 x 25cm (8 x 10 inch) lamington/slice tin with baking paper.
Place all ingredients except Copha into a large bowl.
Mix ingredients well, making sure the icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar), milk powder, and coconut are evenly mixed together.
Place Copha in a small saucepan and melt.
Pour Copha into bowl with the dry ingredients.
Mix ingredients well ensuring that all the ingredients are mixed and combined with the Copha.
Spoon white Christmas recipe mixture into the prepared tin and spread it out evenly. Do not compress it down.
It is ready to go into the fridge to set at this stage. Decorating as below is totally optional, but looks great.
For a more festive result sprinkle with Christmas theme sprinkles. Then place in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.
You can swap out the Copha for coconut oil, or another vegetable shortening such as Crisco.
Use any dried fruit you like, peaches, pears, pineapple, etc.
Instead of fruit you could use your favourite jelly style lollies. Soft types like red raspberries, but up snakes, etc.
GENERAL COOK’S NOTESAll oven temperatures are for a conventional oven, if using fan forced lower the temperature by 20 Deg C (70 Deg F).All measurements are Australian tablespoons and cups. All measures are level, and cups are lightly packed unless specified;
1 teaspoon equals 5ml
1 tablespoon equals 20 ml (Nth America, NZ & UK use 15ml tablespoons)
1 cup equals 250ml (Nth America use 237ml)
4 teaspoons equals 1 tablespoon
I use the below unless specified in my recipes;
Herbs are fresh | Vegetables are of a medium size | Eggs are roughly 60 grams in weight (large)