Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Luscious Lemon and Coconut Slice

Today's recipe is a luscious lemon and coconut slice.  

I have been wanting to make this type of slice since first trying one in a favourite cafe.  

I adapted a recipe from www.food.com.  It is a yummy slice, but the cafe one has a definite taste of either sweetened condensed milk or sour cream/cream cheese (lets face it - all the best slices do!). If anyone knows a recipe with any of the above please let me know!

Anyway, here is the recipe - enjoy :)

Luscious Lemon and Coconut Slice


3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
250g butter, melted


1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoon grated fresh lemon rind
4 egg yolks
4 tablespoons butter


4 egg whites
2/3 cup sugar
4 cups coconut


Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Combine the filling ingredients in a pot and stir constantly over medium heat until thickened.  Allow to cool.

Mix the base ingredients together in a bowl, and spread out into a medium size slice tin. Bake for 15 minutes.

Beat the egg whites and sugar with an electric beater until soft peaks form.  Fold in the coconut.

Spread the cooled filling onto the base, and spread the meringue mixture on top.

Bake a further 10-15 minutes until golden brown.

Cool and cut into squares.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Favourite Outfit Posts

I have been checking out many new blogs lately and am in awe of the effortless style so many girls have.  While I won't be doing any outfit posts any time soon, it is inspiring to see how different outfits are put together.  Hopefully I can get some inspiration and mix up my own outfits a bit more! 

Here are a few of the outfits I'm loving:

What are your favourite fashion blogs?

Monday, 16 July 2012

Duck Egg Blue

I have a love for all things duck egg blue.  I love the colour, whether it is a wall painted duck egg blue, a lovely piece of furniture, even food!

Here you will so many different ways duck egg blue can be introduced into your home. 


A bold piece of furniture can look great against a neutral backdrop, and is a good way to display simple white objects.



A room painted duck egg blue can be very calming, and again looks great with white.  I love the look of this bathroom!



A less dramatic (and cheaper) way to enjoy duck egg blue is placing a few pretty accents around the place.  Some pretty vintage books, teacups and dried flowers are just a few ideas!

Of course, who says duck egg blue has to be for home furnishings? I would love to sink my teeth into these delicious-looking macarons!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Happy Weekend!

Have a good weekend everyone! 

This weekend I will be enjoying lovely cups of tea and relaxing by the fire!

What are your plans this weekend?

Monday, 9 July 2012

What Pinterests me this week

I thought I would share with you some of the things I have been looking at on Pinterest.  

I love getting ideas off Pinterest, and I have been looking at home decor ideas.  

hauteindoorcouture.blogspot.com via Christa Bay on  Pinterest
I love white - I love how fresh this looks, I just want to sit in the corner with a nice cup of tea.

google.com via Christa Bay on  Pinterest
 This room just oozes romance - I adore the soft pastel and white shades.

Christa Bay on Pinterest

I love the simplicity of this bookcase.  I would be so easy (and cheap) to make, yet it would give any room a  warm rustic appeal, and has so much display space!

Michael Worm, Jr. on  Pinterest
This French Country look really appeals to me.  I love the romance of the clock and the contrast between the dark wood and the white walls and paneling.

 Emilialua Sousa via FabWeds  on  Pinterest
 The lovely country-style flowers in an assortment of bottles is just so simple and gorgeous.

Clarine Ardis on  Pinterest
Another French Country style look.  Love the contrast between the the prettiness of the bed and furniture, and the rough brick wall.

What pins have you been looking at lately?

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Plum Pie

Hey Guys! 

Another recipe post for you. 

This time it is a lovely plum pie, which can be served with vanilla icecream for dessert, or with whipped cream or greek yoghurt with coffee for a lovely afternoon tea.  

Plum Pie

125g Butter
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
2 Cups Flour
Pinch Salt
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Milk


1 large tin Plums
A sprinkling Coconut

I use a food processor, it makes it much easier.  For those who don't have one, it can easily be made in a large bowl.

Mix all ingredients together (if mixing by hand, use melted butter).

You should find the pastry all comes together into a workable texture. You should be able to take a spoonful and squeeze it, and it should not be crumbly or sticky.

Take large spoonfuls of mixture and use your hands to flatten out.  Line the pie dish in this way.

If the plums have stones, put them into a bowl and get the stones out.  

Chop up the plums roughly and spread over the pastry base.  You can sprinkle on some coconut if you like.

Now, cover the plums with pastry in the same way as you made the base.  

Bake at 180 C for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.


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