Ingredients

1/4 lb butter

1/4 lb sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 lb flour

1 teaspoon cornflour

3 eggs

2 teaspoons baking powder

essence

cochineal

pink icing

coconut

 

Method

Beat butter and sugar to a cream, add milk, add sifted dry ingredients. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites, pour half mixture into prepared tin, leaving a space in the middle. Colour remaining half of mixture with cochineal and pour into centre, bake in a moderate oven about 30 minutes. Allow to cool, spread with pink icing then sprinkle over with the coconut.