Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mini Lime Meringue Pies

Still trying to use up the limes from our tree, I came up with this idea.

I filled store bought mini pie cases with
the lemon filling (which I changed to lime) from Liz's recipe -

Beat 2 eggs & mix with a tin of condensed milk and the juice from 2 limes.

Bake in 180C oven for 10 - 15 mins.

Top with meringue -

Use an electric beater to beat 2 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar beating until sugar has dissolved and mixture is glossy. Roughly spread over top of lime filling. Bake for 3-5 minutes.

Makes 24 mini pies.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lime Cordial

We have a lime tree in our backyard that is absolutely loaded with fruit.
So I decided to have a go at is really good!
You could do the same with lemons.

(Google image)

Get This:

• 8 large limes
• 2 cups white sugar
• 1 cup cold water

Do This:
• Squeeze the juice from the limes and set aside.
• Keep the peels of 2 of the limes, and place in a pot along with the sugar and water.
• Bring it to a boil, stirring constantly and then lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, just stirring now and again.
• Remove from heat, add the reserved lime juice and bring back to the boil briefly, whilst stirring.
• Allow to cool and then strain into a bottle or jug. Refrigerate.
• Dilute with water or soda water before serving according to taste.