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Christmas Countdown – Lime Coconut Squares

Hello again! Less than a week to go until Christmas and Caroline and I have decided to bring back the Christmas countdown that we had last year. Over the next few days, we will share some of our baking that we are doing to prepare for the holidays.

As I write this, I am in the midst of making another recipe that has already been featured on the blog and I have already messed it up but hopefully it will come together! I hope this is not a sign for future baking over the course of the week!

My first contribution are lime coconut squares from The Globe and Mail. I had great success with the these cookies from last year from The Globe and Mail and so I was excited to try this recipe. Since our mum is not a big fan of chocolate, I decided these would be a nice addition to my usual chocolate based desserts.

I just popped these into the freezer for safe-keeping. These squares are very lovely. They are tart but the coconut and shortbread base offer a great balance. These will definitely be something I make again and would also be nice in the middle of summer for a light fresh treat!

TWD Apple-Coconut Family Cake

Caroline and I have both been a little busy the past few weeks and so baking has had to take a back seat. At the last minute, I decided to make this weeks recipe. Thankfully it came together very quickly and I had all the ingredients on hand (except the apple jelly, so my cake is glaze-less)! I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but it looks yummy.

I will try and post my thoughts on the cake later but for now, I will just say thanks to Amber of Cobbler du Monde for choosing this weeks recipe. The recipe can be found on Amber’s blog or on page 214 of BFMHTY.

Caroline and I will both be getting into the holiday baking spirit this weekend, so check back in the coming weeks for some holiday treats and hopefully more frequent posts:)

Cheers,
Claire

Lemon Coconut Tea Cake TWD

Spring, don’t you just love it? Toronto is emerging out of winter and I couldn’t be happier, I am NOT a winter person. The temperatures are rising, the grass is greening and hope is in the air. I just can’t get enough of it. Since Claire, my sister and co-blogger, is in Jamaica I made this week’s TWD recipe (even though my term paper is due tomorrow!) I have to say I am glad I was ‘forced’ to make this one, it was delicious. And I made it spring like by adding lemon, spring is lemony, don’t you think?

Coconut Lemon Tea Cake

I made mine in multiple pans. I used my new heart shaped muffin tin (thanks Jenny!), some mini bundts and a 9 x5 loaf pan. You have just got to love a cake in multiple formats (I think that may be the librarian in me speaking!)  Another reason I liked this recipe was that it was quick and easy, very important at the end of the semester. This one gets two thumbs up from me. My faithful tester S. will get his tonight so we will see what he thinks. Thanks to Carmen of Carmen Cooks for picking this one, good call! Head on over to her blog for the recipe or check out another TWD baker.