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Coconut Lime Bars

Recipe from http://gastronomyblog.com/2009/03/13/coconut-lime-squares/

* 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
* 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted and cooled
* 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt

For custard

* 4 large eggs
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from about 5 limes)
* 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest (from about 2 limes)
* 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted and cooled

Make crust
Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square baking pan (knocking out excess flour) or line with an aluminum foil “sling” and coat with non-stick spray.

In a bowl blend together with fingertips flour, butter, coconut, confectioners’ sugar, and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pat mixture into prepared pan and bake in middle of oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.

Make custard
In a bowl whisk together eggs and granulated sugar until combined well and stir in flour, lime juice, and zest.

Pour mixture over crust and bake in middle of oven 20 minutes. Top custard with coconut and bake 5 to 10 minutes more, or until just set. Cool confection in pan on a rack and chill 1 hour.

Makes 16 two-inch squares.

Red Velvet Valentine Cupcakes!

After reading a ton of food blogs, I’ve decided to drink the kool aid and start one of my own!Here is what I attempted to make this past Saturday night…Red Velvet Cupcakes!

Since Feb 14 is coming up, they are decorated for Valentine’s Day

Recipe

2 1/2 C cake flour
1 1/2 C sugar
1t baking soda
1 t salt
1T cocoa powder
1 C buttermilk
2 eggs
1 T distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 C vegetable oil
1 oz red food coloring
1 T vanilla

Frosting:
pound of cream cheese
1 pound of butter
4 C confectioner’s sugar
2 t vanilla

(1) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

(2) Sift the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.

(3) Combine remaining cake ingredients and beat on medium speed.

(4) Add dry ingredients slowly til fully combined.

(5) Pout into 2 9″ cake pans greased with vegetable oil. Bake 20-30 minutes. Cool for 20.

FROST

(1) Combine butter and cream cheese on medium speed. Slowly add sugar til desired consistency and taste is reached. Add vanilla. Frost cooled cake.