Monday, March 28, 2011

Coconut Lime tea time

I baked a coconut lime square specially for tea time today.
I am serving our tea in a  yellow and gold cup with an extended saucer which serves as a snack plate.
The set is Queen Anne bone china. 008
This is a very delicious square…just the right amount of tartness. I love lime!007009-1
Here is the recipe:
Coconut Lime Squares
For crust
  • 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. and butter and flour an 8-inch square baking pan, knocking out excess flour.
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.
I am joining Sandi’s Tea Time Tuesday again this week. Be sure and visit her lovely blog.


Willow said...

What a beautiful teacup and plate. The recipe sounds wonderful and Thank you for Sharing it.

Shelia said...

Hi Millie! OH, your tea cup and plate are so pretty. I've never seen an extended plate like that before! It makes lots of sense. Your dessert sound so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Millie,
What a pretty teacup and extended saucer/plate! I have seen snack sets before, in fact I have one but yours is very unique. The teacup is a very pretty shape! Your recipe for lime squares sounds delectable. Thank you for sharing the recipe and thank you for joining me once again for tea. It's lovely having you! Hope your week is delightful.


♥ Miss Tea said...

loving the stars pattern on the teacup! thanks for sharing the recipe! i just might try and make it! Have a great day! Susan.

Diann said...

A very pretty teasettng! And oh those coconut lime bars looks so yummy! thanks for the recipe.

Lavender Cottage said...

Your teacup and plate are very pretty and the squares look divine.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Millie, Thanks for commenting on my post today. I thought I'd stir up some memories :-) Eaton's was the best wasn't it? Moncton had the old store then built the new one in Highfield Square - just not the same. Your pretty cup and dessert plate are quite unique and pretty too. The recipe sounds yummy. Pam

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Millie, this sounds absolutely divine! YUM! Just scrumptious. Your china is lovely, too...


Sheila :-)

Beth said...

Hi Millie, Love your tea cup. The coconut lime squares look and sound awesome! Save me one, I'll be right over for tea.
Blessings, Beth

Lynn said...

Beautiful plate and extender plate. Since Key lime pie is our favorite since moving to Florida, will copy this recipe and try it soon. If you would like to enter my very first give-away and have not done so yet, please hop over to my blog and enter by leaving a comment. Blessings.

Carolyn said...

Hi Millie,
Your teaset is so pretty and the squares look delicious.
I hope the Red River is not causing too much trouble?

Thank you for your kind words on my blog today.

Take care,

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post Millie. I love your lovely china and thanks too for the recipe.

John and I thank you for your kindness and prayers for him.