MB x BB. WEEKLY RECIPE // LIME BERRY SLICE

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Sometimes I get so busy and stuck in such a daily routine that I forget the basics. I forget to spend time with some of the most important people I cherish. I tend to joke about not liking to be around people too much (I'm a homebody) and truth is I don't have a lot of time - so the free time I do have I try to spend with the special people in my life. 

I am very grateful and lucky to have both my sets of grandparents (Yiayia & Bapou) here with me still and to top it off living in the same city. 

If you watch my instagram stories you would know I live in the same apartment block as my fathers parents - and boy was it the best decision I have EVER made. Seeing them every day and building the relationship we have has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Every afternoon I visit and sit with my Yiayia and she tells me about her day; watching the Greek channel, finding new recipes, cooking new cakes and so much more... it is truly beautiful. 

This has become a habit as it is so convenient for me. But I do have this aching guilt because I don't get around to see my mothers parents as often as I would like, and I am working on making more time, working more effectivley to make this happen. 

BUT last week on my way to a meeting I rang Yiayia and Bapou (mum's parents) - the conversation went like this....

Me: Hi Bapou, its Jacqui

Bapou (SCREAMING ON THEPHONE): JACQUI, how are you?!! YOU LOOKIN" GOOD! 

Me: haha thanks bapou, im coming to visit - are you home?

Yiayia (GRABS PHONE OFF HIM): DARLING, come over. Are you hungry? (before I can respond) I'll make lunch. See you soon!

*hangs up on me to rush and start cooking

No matter what I say, there will always be food! But besides the eating all the delicious food I got to spend some time with my Yiayia in her garden. She has always had the most beautiful and thriving gardens I have ever seen! On this particular day we picked some kale, rosemary and other herbs - but my favourite, the fresh, plump and ripe LIMES! 

Seriously, I have never seen such BIG, JUICY limes... so I decided to spend the next day in the kitchen making something a little different to show off the delicious limes. 

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and if you haven't spoken to your grandparents in awhile - call them and tell them you love them x

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LIME BERRY SLICE

Gluten free, dairy free

Grab all the ingredients you need from Barry Bros Online

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple
  • 11/4 cups almond meal
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 2 eggwhites, lightly beaten
  • 1 punnet berries (your pick!)

Lime curd

  • 3 eggs, plus 3 extra egg yolks
  • 2 TBSP tapioca flour, whisked with 2 TBSP water
  • 1/3 cup maple
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

Coconut topping

  • 2 TBSP maple
  • 1 eggwhite, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded coconut

WHAT TO DO: 

BASE

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a small slice tin.
  2. Melt coconut oil and maple in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. In a bowl combine almond meal and shredded coconut - pour over coconut oil mixture and combine - let cool. 
  4. One cool, mix in egg whites. 
  5. Place mixture in baking lined baking pan and bake for approx. 20 minutes or until golden brown.

LIME CURD:

  1. In a double boiler, combine eggs and extra yolks with tapioca flour - mix to combine. 
  2. Add lime, maple, coconut oil and whisk for approx 10 minutes until thickened - set aside and cool.

COCONUT TOPPING:

  1. Combine shredded coconut, egg whites and maple in a bowl. 

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Arrange berries ontop of the almond meal slice base
  2. Pour over lime curd - evenly spread
  3. Sprinkle the coconut topping over the curd 
  4. Place in the grill for 5-7 minutes until all coconut is toasted and golden. 

VOILA - you are done! But I will let you in on a little secret. LET IT COOL before slicing (or else you will be in big trouble!)

 

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