Monday, July 30, 2012

B-lime-y (otherwise known as the July post)

It has been a while, has it not?

I have started new job and it is good - and busy - and full-time, full-on, dive in deep and come up for air in a positive way. I joked for the first few weeks that I was "Chief Effervescence Officer", but in actuality my job is more about facilitating export, so rather than putting the bubbles in, I am blowing the bubbles all around the world!!

Otherwise it is all systems go here - 'Salina gets older, wiser and, very occasionally, more teenager; Paris gets older, wise-cracker and, very occasionally, wiser; V is doing amazing things to gardens and Eddie is still THE cat.

One thing that has recurred a fair bit over the last little while has been the need to use the many limes that our little tree has produced - I plucked the last 6 from the tree on Sunday and am contemplating another round of these - although the girls do pronounce them a little too tart - which in adult speak is "delicious"

Lime Cupcakes

Firstly, you can to the BHG website and get Fast Ed to show you how to make these (watch the video here) - I tend to make them in mini-muffin cases, as they are so rich and sweet and the perfect mouthful - this recipe made over 70 last go around!

  • 125g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 200ml milk
  • 360g caster sugar
  • 175g dessicated coconut
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • zest of 6 limes
  • juice of 6 limes
  • 140g sugar

  • Melt butter
  • Mix in
    • eggs
    • milk
    • sugar
    • coconut
    • flour and zest
    and spoon into muffin tins to 3/4 full
  • Put in pre-heated oven and bake until cooked (depending on size - generally 12-15 minutes)
  • Meanwhile, mix juice and other sugar in a saucepan over heat until all sugar is dissolved
  • Prick the cupcakes with a skewer when freshly out of the oven and spoon hot syrup over them
  • Enjoy!!