I did it, I finally did it. Just a few weeks ago, I, after talking about wanting one for well over a year, bought a bundt tin. Can you be in love with a tin? I’ve only baked two cakes in it so far but the shape they they emerge from the tin is just so beautiful I’d be surprised if my other tins ever make their way out of the drawer again.
Seriously, what’s not to love about the way the icing cascades down the sides in perfect ridges aided by the shape of the special tin. The first cake to be lucky enough to christen the tin was a coconut and lime bundt cake. It’s lovely and light with a slightly crumbly texture and flakes of coconut in every mouthful.
I took this as dessert to a dinner party at a friend’s on Friday and my non-citrus loving friend liked that there was just a hint of lime but it wasn’t at all over-powering. I personally like a lot of lime so probably would add a bit more if I made it again but the little bit balanced the coconut nicely.
Isn’t it beautiful? Everyone should own a bundt tin I think. I was so nervous about taking the cake out of the tin for the first time but my greasing and flouring made the cake slip out with ease. I topped mine with toasted flakes of coconut and a little extra lime zest for a colour boost. It would actually make a pretty, summery addition to a Christmas dessert table don’t you think? Enjoy!
What about you? Is there a kitchen item that you’ve wanted for ages and now you have it you love it? Do you have a bundt tin?