Lime balls

Have I told you about my great new cooking book?

One of my Christmas presents was the My Petite Kitchen Cookbook.

I love Eleanor’s blog and have been very happy with how her gluten free recipes have turned out (here and here).

I was keen to try some of her other recipes in my “Christmas” book, and New Years Eve was the perfect opportunity for her lemon coconut balls. Not too sweet and refreshingly citrusy. Perfect for a hot summer evening down under. Plus super easy to make.

I repeated the recipe the other weekend with limes. Even better!

I love limes

 

Recipe

  • 2 cups (180g) desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup (100g) almond meal
  • 80g butter
  • 1/3 cup (115g) honey
  • grated zest and juice of two limes (or one lemon)
  1. Set aside ½ cup of the coconut and put all the rest of the ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture starts to form a dough.
  3. Use your hands to form small balls.
  4. Roll the balls in the extra coconut (or use prettier, larger coconut flakes instead).
  5. Place in the fridge for at least half an hour to set.

The truffles can be kept at room temperature, but are best kept in the fridge. Makes around 25 truffles.  Will keep for 3-4 days. In theory.

 

Sewing update:

I’m still auditioning patterns for my lovely landscape print

I weakened. Vogue 9021 has been purchased.

I haven’t yet pulled it out of the envelope to see if it fits on my fabric, but I do like this pattern a lot! Also, red booties as cover art. What’s not to love?

And, I have made a teensy bit of progress on my vision of a lovely winter coat in this delightful laminated tweed

“Progress” = pattern traced and IKEA upholstery fabric cutinto for a muslin of BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111

No actual sewing has yet been done…

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13 Responses to Lime balls

  1. Chris says:

    Pleeease do make up this muslin fast! The coat is on my list of contenders for my spring coat and I’m dying to see what it looks like in the real world.
    Oh, and those lime balls are divine. I’m sure they might taste nice not only in a hot summer but also in our winter! They looks delicous!

  2. sewbussted says:

    Thanks for the recipe. It sounds wonderful and I think it would be the perfect take along for parties.

  3. sewbussted says:

    Oh my goodness, I just thought of something, mix a little green food coloring in with the coconut and they are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!! Thanks 🙂

  4. Tia Dia says:

    Oh, I’d love to see that coat made up, too. Great pattern choice. And limes! Anything in the food line from limes is sooooooo yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. sewruth says:

    I can’t help but approve your dress choice 🙂

  6. Jann says:

    I haven’t eaten gluten for 7 years – love recipes like that! And I have that pattern too!!!

  7. Summerflies says:

    mmm… I love limes too, My Mum has the BEST lime tree so I will be making these. Yum, yum. I like that dress pattern so will be keen to see it made up. You’ve got a lot on the go!

  8. Gabrielle says:

    I really hope Vogue 9021 works for you! I think it’d be super scrummy in a soft drapey fabric, and your fabric looks beautiful.

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