Ethnic Meals
Recipes and meal time ideas


The site concentrates on British recipes from Scotland, England and Wales with a few recipes from Ireland, India and France "thrown in". Primarily designed to provide ethnic recipes and meals, whether you are looking for an unusual meal, a straightforward meat, fish or poultry meal dish or even a sweet pudding recipe then hopefully you will find it here.

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Chocolate Chip and Coconut Blondies Recipe

I suppose at this point I should tell you what a blondie is. Basically it is a soft cake similar to a chocolate brownie. Where did it get the name blondie from - I have no idea - sorry. this recipe uses sweet coconut and chocolate to provide and produce a rich sweet or pudding treat.


  • 2 eggs, size 2 or 3
  • 225 g (8oz) soft light brown sugar
  • 50g (2 oz) margarine, melted
  • 1 x 2.5ml spoon (Y2 tsp) vanilla essence
  • 50g (2 oz) plain flour
  • 1 X 2.5ml (1/2 tsp) baking powder
  • 125g (4oz) desiccated coconut
  • 50g (2 oz) chocolate chips


Whisk the eggs and sugar together until thick and creamy Beat in the margarine and vanilla essence and fold in the remaining ingredients. Spoon into greased 20cm (8 inch) square cake tin.

Bake in preheated oven 190~C, 375~F, Gas No.5 for 30 minutes. Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

  • Servings 16
  • Preparation Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 30 mins

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