Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Baking with Grandma




This weekend just gone my Mum came up to visit. We had such a great weekend, shopping, cooking, eating and celebrating a late Mother's Day as well as both her and my birthday. The absolute highlight of the weekend was Max and his cousin Emmy helping mum make a cake. It was beyond adorable watching the three of them working together, cracking eggs, blending up the limes, mixing it all together. Emmy and Max both took their jobs very seriously and mum managed the whole process with the patience of a saint!

Mum is an amazing baker and the cake was delicious. Perfect parts tangy and sweet. I will definitely be making this one again.

Here's what you need if you want to make it yourself.

375g of Limes (13 ounces)
6 Large Eggs
225g of White Sugar (8 ounces)
250g of Almond Meal (9 ounces)
1 teaspoon gf baking powder

1. Grease and line a 20cm (8inch) spring form tin. Preheat the oven to 190c (375f).

2. Place the limes in a pot of water and boil for 2 hours. Drain, and when cool cut in half and remove the seeds. Blend up the limes, skin and all, in a food processor.

3. In a separate bowl beat the eggs and then add the sugar, almond meal and baking powder, mixing well. Add in the blended limes and mix again.

4. Pour mix into your tin and bake for one hour (you may need to cover with foil after 40 minutes to stop the top from burning).

5. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the tin, then serve warm with fresh cream.

(Adapted from this Nigella recipe)




 

Nigella says that the cake tastes even better the next day, but ours didn't last that long so I have no idea if it's true or not!!

xx Tamsyn

PS My mum is just about to start her own blog!! I'll let you know when she starts writing posts :)

14 comments

  1. oh we are have both been baking "today". I just LOVE the ingredients you used for this cake. Love almonds. Love lime. Yum!

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    1. That we did! I love almonds and lime too, and they were perfect together in this cake :)

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  2. Wow. Your pictures are beautiful. I mean, your kitchen looks like it has come straight from the food network :). And...this recipe looks delicious. Love that your mom is thinking of starting her own blog. That is ADORABLE.

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    1. Thank you, you are are so sweet, you made my day :)

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  3. This cake was so divine and it's always nice to see Eman Max enjoying an activity together :o)

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    1. They really are such a cute little pair :) All day yesterday Max keep asking for her and telling me that 'his Em-lee' belonged at our house!!

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  4. I popped over to say hi after you left a comment on my blog, and then I found this lovely recipe. I'm coming off a couple GF baking fails, so I'm going to need to try this recipe soon to get my confidence back! :)
    Karen @ annumography

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Karen! It really was so easy, I hope you love it as much as I did :)

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  5. time spent with grandmas is the best! Thanks so much for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned it!

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    1. My pleasure, thanks for pinning it!!

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  6. So sweet! And that looks so yummy! I will have to try the recipe. It looks seriously awesome! Also I hope all is well with you! We have both been blogging a lot less lately and I miss ya!

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