makes about 550 g (1 1/4 lb)
2 cups (450 g) 1 lb sugar
2/3 cup (150 ml) 1/4 pt milk
150 g (5 oz) desiccated coconut
red food colouring
1. Dissolve the sugar in the milk in a heavy saucepan over a low heat. Bring to the boil and boil gently for about 10 minutes, until a little of the mixture, dropped into a cup of cold water, forms a soft ball when rolled between finger and thumb.
2. Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut. Pour.half the mixture quickly into a buttered 20.5x1 5 cm (8x6 inch) tin. Add a few drops of food colouring to the second half, stir, and pour quickly over the first. Leave until half set, mark into bars and cut or break when cold. Store in an airtight tin.