LOVELY HERTZOG COOKIES
500 ml (280 g) cake flour
10 ml baking powder
1 ml salt
50 ml (40 g) castor sugar
125 g margarine
3 large eggs, separated
50 ml water
200 g smooth apricot jam
300 ml (240 g) sugar
500 ml (160 g) desiccated coconut
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add castor sugar and rub in margarine.
Beat egg yolks and water together and add to dry ingredients, mixing to form a soft dough.
Roll dough out thinly and press out circles. Line the base of greased patty pan tins with dough circles.
Spoon a teaspoonful of apricot jam onto middle of each circle of dough.
Beat egg whites until soft peak stage. Add the 300 ml sugar gradually, while still beating, Add coconut and spoon egg mixture onto apricot jam filling.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 20-25 min. Turn onto a wire rack.
Recipe and photo: Nicolette Papas