This recipe was given to me years ago by a friend and it's still a firm favourite in our household and with guests. And yes, it's easy - it wouldn't be one of my favoured recipes if it wasn't :)
1 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg (quickly whisked before combining with other ingredients)
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
150gms melted butter
1 tin condensed milk
2T golden syrup
To prepare the base, mix all ingredients together. Place 2/3rds in a flan dish, pushing the mixture down. Set aside the remainder 1/3.
Melt all ingredients on a low heat. Be careful as it can quickly curdle and catch on the bottom of the pot. Once melted, add 1 tsp of vanilla essence. Pour filling over the base. Carefully sprinkle the remainder 1/3 base mixture over the caramel filling.
Bake in a moderate oven (180oC) for 15-20 minutes.
All ready to go in the oven - I'm such a domestic goddess!!
Serve at room temperature with whipped cream (do not add any sweetner to the cream, the dessert is sweet enough), and sprinkle with icing sugar for a finishing touch. It's also nice cold the following day.