OK I have a little confession to make. I love second-hand-thrift shops. But I never go there on there on the prowl for shoes or coats or such.. no it's kitchenware and cookbooks. I do on occasion pick up other stuff but invariably you'll find me at the kitchenware looking at a vintage tupperware this or an original Margaret Fulton cookbook there.
Last week my Doctors' office moved. Next door to a new enormous Salvos store. And even though I could barely live, I couldn't help myself but go in. I found two darling antique ring or bundt baking pans. They look like they've seen shinier days but I look at them and wonder what wonderful things have baked in them. I buy them for $1 each. Since then I've been laying in bed thinking about how I will christen them.
They've had a good scrub, and now one has been christened - I made Delia's gorgeous Lime Coconut Cake. Limes are plentiful at the moment, and cheaper than usual, so it's a perfect time to make it.
2 limes, zest and juice
50 grams dessicated coconut
175 grams butter, softened
175 grams caster sugar
175 grams self raising flour
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 lime, zest and juice
Zest 2 limes, set aside zest
Grease, paper baking tin (I used a 20cm bundt)
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