So, yesterday morning I decided to stay in my pyjamas and bake a lime and pistachio tea cake...
First, I got out my cute measuring cups and made myself a delicious cup of coffee.
Then, I got out my ingredients.
And I weighed them very accurately.
Note to readers: no matter how hard you try, you can not keep a clean kitchen if you are creaming butter and sugar. It flies into every crevice and appliance on or near your benchtop.
Juicy lime innards and flesh.
Ready to bake for approximately 60 minutes.
All dusted with icing sugar and sitting all pretty on the windowsill. Ahhhhhh!
And, finally, served on John's birthday today with sweetened sour cream and crushed pistachios. Yummy.
The verdict: well, the cake was a little dry, but I didn't frost it so that may have contributed. I also have a fan-forced over, which may have dried it out a bit. That said, for a cake made from scratch it was pretty damn tasty, and I would make it again.
Hooray for cookery!