Just the other week I was thinking about making lemon bars and then Megan chose Lime Squares for this week’s Martha Monday’s project.
Between printing off the recipe and writing a shopping list and then entering the supermarket, I forgot to buy pistachios so I had to make a few adjustments.
Graham crackers still elude me in the UK and instead I used digestive biscuits as I would if I was making a cheesecake. I used six ounces of biscuits to make up for the missing pistachios.
~simple ingredients for the crust~
Now, I didn’t have a small enough baking dish and instead used a longer one, so my squares don’t have an edge to them. Also, when I made the filling I realised that I didn’t have enough so used 1 1/2 times the quantity.
~filling meeting crust~
I was so pleased that this was easy to make and didn’t require every pot and pan in the house. I also watched the video online beforehand and I always find the videos very helpful with clever little tips, like juicing the limes quickly after zesting them as they breaking down once they lose their outer skin.
The verdict? We enjoyed these alot. They are quite soft and crumbly but I don’t mind crumbs, and mum did comment on the amount of condensed milk and therefore I won’t be eating more than two of these (the rest are going into work). Also, I couldn’t taste the lime that much and I think if I made these again I would add more lime and possibly a little green food colouring, otherwise they could easily pass as lemon.
I can’t wait to see what everyone else thought.