Category Archives: Louise’s Infinite Playlist.

Coconut Key Lime Pie.

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I have never made Key lime pie before and by Key lime pie I mean ‘lime pie’ as it’s pretty damn hard to get Key limes in Britain. I did, however, have an abundance of desiccated coconut. I love that the coconut is ‘desiccated’- it just sounds so extreme. If I make this again (and I probably will as it was so ridiculously simple it shouldn’t be classed as cooking) I would put coconut cream in the baked filling as the overall taste was not that ‘coconutty’. Would make a killer dinner party desert with minimal effort.

Coconut Key Lime Pie. (adapted from the bbcgoodfood website)

Ingredients:

300g digestive Biscuits
150g butter , melted
1 x 397g tin condensed milk
3 medium egg yolks
finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes
300ml double cream
1 tbsp icing sugar
extra lime zest, to decorate

To make it coconut: 75g desiccated coconut, plus 10g more to toast for decoration.

Method:

(1) Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Crush your biscuits, this is easiest in a food processor, or you can adopt the old fashioned approach and bash them with a rolling pin.

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(2) Mix with the melted butter and then, using the back of a metal spoon, press into the base and up the sides of a loose-based tart tin (I used a 22cm tin) Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, remove and leave to cool.

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(3) Place the egg yolks into a large mixing bowl and whisk for 3 minutes with an electric whisk. Then add the condensed milk, whisk for a further 3 mins, finally add the lime zest, juice and coconut and whisk for another 3 mins.

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(4) Pour this into your now cool base and place back in the oven for another 15 minutes, until set. Leave to cool and then refrigerate for a minimum of three hours.

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(5) To decorate: Lightly toast your desiccated coconut in a dry frying pan on a medium heat until golden brown, set aside to cool. Add the icing sugar to the double cream and whisk until soft peaks. Pile on top of the centre of the pie, sprinkle over the extra lime zest, some toasted coconut and some non-toasted and eat!

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It’s been such a beautiful day in Edinburgh today so I have spent the day soaking up as much sun as possible. I have to share this picture of my walk to Uni today as well as a song by The Lumineers, who make perfect sunshine soundtracks (and the song is so close to having my own name as the title)…

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Study Music- Take Thirteen (it’s been a while…)

So a new term has begun, thus I have taken to trawling the internet for new music in an attempt to avoid reading/essays/dissertation/life. I stumbled upon this gentlemen, a one George Ezra, and have had the few songs available on youtube on repeat ALL day. He has the most hauntingly beautiful voice and yet such an unassuming presence. A young man with an old soul- one of the better combinations. Now to give up my last cliched halloween as a student, no doubt drinking and dressing up , for a chance to hear him in a dingy pub in Glasgow- I am undecided. But if my obsession with these two tracks continue I may just have to.

 

 

Study Music, Take Twelve.

It’s the last push for essays and exams, and in a couple of days I will be free. Plus, in a few short weeks, I’ll be enjoying a whole day of folk music at the Lunar Festival. I am indescribably excited to see this man…

Ps. Youtube, stop with your adverts, I hate having Nicki Minaj’s manic face staring back at me every time I watch music videos.

Study Music, Take Eleven.

Currently sat on my bed covered in notes, books and flashcards and the following song popped up on my playlist, seems fitting seen as I’m cramming for an exam tomorrow.  Plus it’s by my latest obsession, The Black Keys, so if you too are revising, whack it on youtube, grab yourself a cuppa and try to keep calm…

Study Music, Take Ten.

Shouldn’t really be posting as I have so much revision/essays to write, so will just be a quickie.

This song keeps popping up on my spotify playlist, and I absolutely love it. It’s by a guy called Benjamin Folke Thomas, unfortunately I can’t find a youtube link, but it’s on myspace (cringe, I know, who uses myspace these days)  check it out, it’s pretty jaunty, pretty folky, but chill enough to have on in the background of some last minute cramming.

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Enjoy!

Study Music, Take Nine.

BEARDED IRISH MAN ALERT!! Let me introduce you to the wonderfully talented, James Vincent McMorrow-esque, Marc o’Reilly…

I can’t get enough of this guy, he’s irish, folky and bearded, doesn’t get better. There’s not a lot of his music on youtube, but if you check out his official website you can find more, and of course iTunes, for those with a few pretty pennies to spare for a really talented guy who deserves to make it big. I’ve been obsessively checking his tour dates, but alas, he is nowhere near in the immediate future, but hopefully by the end of the year I’ll be able to put his name on my ‘Best gigs 2k12’ list.

So here’s a track of his called ‘Foo’, Enjoy!

www.marcoreillymusic.com