Saturday, 23 April 2011

ꃂ who's got the key?

this is the first time I've made this pie
which isn't technically a pie ~ is it Anna {^_*}
and we can't get our hands on the 'key' limes
that are traditionally used in this recipe:

limes are probably my favourite citrus fruit
{best in a cuba libre made with dark rum}
the tartness of the limes is offset by the
sweet condensed milk:
this is very light and delicious 
and so SO easy to make!

Key{less} Lime Pie

you will need ....

175g digestive biscuits
95g butter
grated zest of about 3 limes
150ml of lime juice
400ml can of condensed milk
3 egg yolks

you'll need a 23cm {ish} loose based flan tin too:

heat your oven to 180°c/ gas 4
gently melt the butter either in a saucepan
or zap it in the microwave:
meanwhile put the biscuits into a bowl and bash
to a lightish crumb: 
☝ more than this!

now add the melted butter and mix well
put this buttery crumb into your flan dish
and press down evenly on the base 
and up the sides of the tin 
using your hands or the back of a spoon
place your tin onto a baking sheet and into 
the oven for 10 -12 minutes so it's toasty brown
put the 3 egg yolks into a large bowl
add the lime zest and whisk them for
a few minutes so they're light and fluffier
add the condensed milk and whisk away
for another 3 minutes or so
add the squeezed lime juice
and whisk just quickly to mix
if you haven't already, take out your crumb base
pour in your lime topping
and bake for another 20 minutes
it should feel set when lightly pressed
cool completely before slicing
chilled is best!
think next time I might make the base with choc
chip cookies for a choco~lime pie!

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