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Key Lime Pie

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chocolate dough

300 ml (1 ¼ cup) white flour
3-4-tablespon cacao
75 g (2.6 ounces) butter
3 -5 tablespoons sucanat
3 tablespoons cold water

lime filling

3 eggs
150-200 ml (0.6-0.8 cups) regular sugar (recommended even if I use sucanat)
75 g (2.6 ounces) butter
fine peel of 1-2 lime
juice from 1-2 limes

decorate with peels from a lime and strawberries

In my dough I always take more sugar (sucanat) than the recipe says, as I want the dough to be sweeter than the filling. Mix the dough. Let it rest in the fridge for 1/2 hour. Pre bake the dough in the oven for 10 min, temp 200°C (392F).

Mix the filling in a blender. Add the lime and sucanat to your own taste. Pour it over the pre baked pie shell and bake it in the oven for 15-20 min until the filling is firm. Decorate with peels from a lime and fresh strawberries.
I like mine topped with whipped cream together with a glass of Prosecco.

See similar recipe, Ginger & Lime Tart

Old Ladies Sugar Cake (Sponge Cake)

In Sweden old ladies have this kind of cake (baked with regular sugar and often without the fruit) at their coffee parties. They serve the cake with at least seven other cookies, while they are chatting about now and then.
Well I serve my cake when I have brunch parties. And we talk about things and how we got here.

2 egg
250 ml (1 cups) sucanat
75 gram (2.6 ounces)  butter
100 ml (0.4 cups) milk
300 ml (1¼ cups) flour
1½ teaspoon baking powder
½ banana
½ apple
crushed cardamom

Mix egg and sucanat until it is light. Heat up milk and butter and pour mixture over the egg mix while mixing intensely. Blend flour and baking powder before you stir it into in the cake mixture. Mash the banana and slice the apple into very small pieces. Mix the fruit and some crushed cardamom (to your own taste). Bake in the oven at 200°C (392F) for about 25 minutes.
This cake can also be baked as muffins.