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