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    Lime & pistachio drizzle loaf

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 45 minutes to 50 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes

    Serves: 8 - 10


    200g butter, softened
    250g Waitrose Golden Light Brown Soft Sugar
    3 limes
    4 medium essential Waitrose Free Range Eggs
    200g self-raising flour
    ½ tsp baking powder
    50g pistachios, roughly chopped



    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease and base line a 900g loaf tin.

    2. Whisk the butter and 200g sugar together with a handheld beater until pale and fluffy. Peel ribbons of zest off 1 lime, finely shred and reserve for garnish. Finely grate the zest from the remaining limes and add to the butter and sugar mixture. Whisk in the eggs, 1 at a time.

    3. Sift the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mix with all but 1 tbsp of pistachio nuts. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

    4. Once the cake is out, mix the juice of the 3 limes with the remaining 50g sugar and drizzle half of this over the warm cake. Add the shredded zest and remaining pistachios to the lime juice and place in a small pan. Bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes until caramelised and golden, then spread over the cake and allow to cool.

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