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Six out of twelve turned out absolutely deliciously! The seventh…not so much.

Chloe’s going a little crazy just now with two finals this week. As it is, it’s 9:30 pm and we’re round the kitchen table talking out Kant’s Categorical Imperative…like you do. I’m so glad I took my friend JoAnn’s advice and made lime square cookies today happily using up six of the twelve scrubby organic limes Kerstie left me.

I had a lovely time baking this afternoon. There’s something so satisfying about one’s fingers in the butter and flour and breaking eggs and whipping sugar into the golden emulsion. And the warmth and smell that comes out of the oven…no wonder we’re still in the kitchen.

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But the resulting cookies are so fantastic that they deserve a proper sit down with a proper cup of tea.

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So while we are still here with our dueling computers and our Rooibos Earl Gray and our beautiful Real Old Willow Booths tea cups, let me tell you something…
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…Make these! They are soooo yummy. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t like limes very much at all.

Do you want the recipe? Yes? Here it is then:

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¾ cup plus 2 tbsp of flour
6 tbs butter
1/3 cup shredded coconut
¼ cup fine sugar
Cool butter, sifted dry ingredients, (confession, I never sift, just fluff them up), crumble butter in with fingers, press into 8” square pan, bake at 350 for 20 minutes while you prepare the custard.

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4 eggs
¾ c fine sugar
1/3 c flour
1/2c lime juice
Break the eggs into a bowl and whip them with the sugar, add the flour and lime juice and maybe grate some lime zest in as well. I didn’t cause I’m a big lime chicken. Take out the partially baked crust, pour the custard on top and return to the oven for 20 more minutes.
Sprinkle 1/3 cup shredded coconut on top and bake for another 10 minutes. (Ok I sprinkled at least another ½ cup of coconut on top.)

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Let cool and cut it up and go make some tea.

Oh, almost forgot, the seventh lime…C decided to make limeade. Not a good idea apparently. 🙂 Seven down, five more scrubby limes to go.

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Comments: 10

  • April 17, 2013

    quelle tasse magnifique !
    ce bleu est superbe!
    belle journée

  • April 18, 2013

    Well, since you took my advice and made lime bars – then I guess I’ll have to make some myself – now where did I put those limes? Oh right – have to go buy some. I’ve saved the recipe – it looks terrific. Lime bars are definitely in my future.

  • April 18, 2013

    Love lime and lemon bars–YUM! Unfortunately, I’m the only one, in my family, who does, so I’ll have to live vicariously through you. 🙂 Looks wonderful! So glad you were able to use up some of your scrubby limes. Just had a thought–how about a little spa day make your own scrub/exfoliate–Ha! Scrub with scrubby limes! 😉

  • April 19, 2013

    Yum, citrus is definitely my thing. Our local version of a Capers makes the best lemon squares; regrettably, I am still on a strict diet after my two month work hiatus so I can fit into my suit for Monday. I am there just need to persevere for a couple of more days lol.

  • April 20, 2013

    Hi! We live just south in Seattle .. we spend lots of time in Whistler 🙂

    This looks delicious and I’ll look forward to trying it. I’m going to explore your blog and I’ll look forward to following!


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