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Blackberry, Coconut and Lime Traybake

Blackberry, Coconut and Lime Traybake

I defrosted my two freezers at the weekend (I job I strangely enjoy as I find all sorts of things I had forgotten about) and found a large stash of blackberries the kids and I had picked last year. This recipe was hastily cobbled together using up a few other things that had been lying around for a while -a half empty packet of pecan nuts, dessicated coconut and a lime!

It was beautiful and moist and a cake that I will be making again very soon.... next time I might try it with raspberries or blueberries.

BLACKBERRY, COCONUT AND LIME TRAYBAKE

| Serves: 16 Squares | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 1 Hour | Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes |


Ingredients: 

  • 250g Self Raising Flour
  • 25g Oats
  • 280g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 200g Cold Butter, cubed
  • 100g Dessicated Coconut
  • 2 Large Eggs, beaten
  • 300g Blackberries (frozen or fresh)
  • Zest of 1 Lime
  • 50g Pecan Nuts, chopped

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180c (160 fan) and line and grease a 30 x 20 tin (or use a foil tin as I did).
  • Step 2: Put the flour, oats and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter until you get breadcrumbs.
  • Step 3: Stir through the coconut and reserve 1 mug of the mixture.
  • Step 4: Stir in the eggs, lime zest and pecan nuts and press the mixture into the tin.
  • Step 5: Scatter over the blackberries then pour over the reserved mixture in the mug.
  • Step 6: Bake for 1 hour.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 1st August 2011 |


Comments

  1. That looks delicious! I have blackberries in the freezer - I will have to give this recipe a try.

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  2. Looks wonderful considering it was made out of bits and bobs. I find these are often the best cakes when you get a different taste or texture in each bite

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  3. I love dishes that can be thrown toghether with what we have.

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  4. perfect combo! Do you keep your dessicated coconut in the freezer?

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  5. Hi Janice - can't say I ever have put it in freezer but there is no reason why you couldn't I suppose. Do you?

    Katie - the textures in this made the cake - the nuts a definitely a must!

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  6. This sounds great, I've made one like this before but with blueberries and coconut, used to be my top seller!

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  7. Oh my, that looks wonderful!! Thank you for posting.

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  8. I love coconut with berries. Mr CC and I are going blackberrying this weekend so finger's crossed we come back with a good haul!

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  9. So you see its true:)When you do not plan anything some surprise tasty and nice come your way;))

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  10. I'm having a cup of coffee right now & want a big slice of that to go with it

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  11. I love posts like this, treats created on the go and they always end up being the tastiest treats too.

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  13. I like the sound of the coconut and blackberry flavour combo!

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