Put The Limey in the Coconut

Okay, is that song now stuck in your head? It is in mine! I made these green things down below last night. I got the recipe from another blogger: http://www.eatliverun.com/

She made them for St. Patrick’s Day, but I made them just because! I really liked them.

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Creamy Lime Squares

makes about 12 squares (I MADE REALLY TINY ONES)

(adapted from my Big Sur Lemon Bars, which were from My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family and Big Sur

Print this recipe! -Jenna of Eat, Live, Run)

Ingredients:

for crust—

1 cup flour

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1 stick unsalted butter, cold

for creamy lime filling—

2/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 6 limes)

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

4 eggs

2 tsp lime zest

green food coloring (enough to produce desired green color)

powdered sugar for serving

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

To make the crust, combine the confectioners sugar, flour and sea salt in a large bowl. Cut in the cold butter and work with your fingers until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Press into a greased nine inch pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.

To make the filling, whisk together the granulated sugar and flour in a bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition. Add the zest, lime juice and enough green food coloring to produce desired green color (but not enough to make your filling neon! watch out) and mix until everything is smooth and combined.

Pour filling over hot crust and return to oven to bake for another twenty minutes. When done, the filling will no longer jiggle. Let cool completely in the pan before slicing and dusting with powdered sugar.

Time: 1 hour

 

 

Changes and tips: Do  not make the filling before the base is finished cooking. Otherwise, the egg whites separate slightly. Does not affect the taste, just the look. 

I added a little key lime to the lime juice, and used closer to 3/4 cupIT was DELICIOUS

 

Halloween food: Call it Ogre Snot and the kids will go gaga (unless they are already dressed as Gaga!)

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