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Lime & Coconut Blondies

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Brownies & Squares, Chocolate, Fruit | 12 comments

Lime & Coconut Blondies

This is the last recipe I made from One More Slice. Click here to read my review. I had a really hard time deciding which dessert to make from Leila’s book. I was torn between the brownies and blondies as they all sounded very good. I went with a blondie as I’ve only made them once before and it was before I started my blog.

Lime & Coconut Blondies

The recipe is for raspberry blondies but she suggests lime and coconut are nice combination’s too so I went with that. They tasted great and moist but I thought they were more cake like and less brownie like. Since it tasted more like cake I whipped up a really fast cream cheese glaze with toasted coconut on top. I flipped the page and on the other side there’s a recipe for lime and coconut slices. Doh! Leila’s lime icing was fairly similar to the one I had made up. 

Lime & Coconut Blondies
adapted from One More Slice (Makes 12 squares)

Ingredients
250g unsalted butter, at room temperature
100g sugar
100g light brown sugar
1/2 tbs vanilla sugar
2 limes
3 eggs
250g plain flour
1/2 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
150g white chocolate
1/2 cup coconut (optional)

Lime Cream Cheese Glaze
125g cream cheese (I used tofutti)
50g unsalted butter at room temperature
250g icing sugar, sifted
Lime juice
Toasted coconut (place coconut on a baking tray and bake at 180 C for 5 minutes until lightly brown)

Lime & Coconut Blondies

1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/350 F. Grease a 9 x 9 baking tin. Cream the butter, brown sugar and vanilla sugar until light and creamy. Mix in the lime zest and beat the eggs in one at a time. 
Lime & Coconut Blondies
2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the butter mixture and fold to combine. Chop the white chocolate finely and stir it into the batter. I also stirred in half a cup of coconut at this point (with the toasted coconut on top it’s not totally necessary). 
3. Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for 25 minutes.
Lime & Coconut Blondies
4. While the cake cools make the glaze. Cream the butter, sifted icing sugar and cream cheese together until combined. Squeeze in the lemon juice to taste. 
5. Once the cake cooled I cut it into squares and iced each piece and topped it with a sprinkle of toasted coconut.
You could also make the cake without the glaze if you want to keep it simple. Don’t forget there’s still time to enter the competition to win a copy of One More Slice!
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Key Lime Pie

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Fruit, Pie | 6 comments

Key Lime Pie
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I made a Lemon Meringue Pie the other week and it came out so good that my husband wanted another one. I wanted to post something on the blog so I suggested it’s sister a Key Lime Pie!Key Lime Pie is an American Dessert from the Florida Keys. I didn’t make mine with condensed milk (which is typical in this kind of pie) since I needed a dairy free pie. I topped mine with meringue whereas whipped cream is often put on top of Key Lime Pies.

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Strawberry and Lime Frozen Greek Yogurt

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010 in Fruit, Other | 1 comment

Strawberry and Lime Frozen Greek Yogurt

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I still have more yogurt left and I’m really excited about this creation. If you read my blog often enough you’ll know I love tea, ice cream and cupcakes! I made some fruit puree to fold into the yogurt and cream. I think it has a great slightly sweet but also tangy flavor.
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I’ve always wanted to make my own ice cream but 1. I don’t have an ice cream maker and 2. Alex can’t eat ice cream. Since there’s loads of granola bars leftover for him and I’m experimenting with all this yogurt I thought I would give it a go. This is adapted from a recipe on the Total site.

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