Lime squares – src

8 Jul

Time for a secret recipe club recipe! This month I was given thesaturdayeveningpot. There were so many recipes to choose from, but I finally settled on these lime squares. Friends invited us over for a bbq on the 4th and these seemed like a perfect dessert to bring.

I actually ended up making these twice because I forgot to take a picture at the BBQ! The first time I used a handheld pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour/sugar. It was really messy and hard to press the dough into the pan. The dessert came out fine, but the lime layer came out pretty Cakey and without much lime flavor! The bars were still devoured at the BBQ and we came home with an empty pan. The second time I used my food processor for the base and this time the dough was much easier to press in! I also used two limes instead of one for the lime layer for more lime flavor. I also left out the egg white on top of the base layer and didn’t notice a difference.

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lime squares
adapted from thesaturdayeveningpot

Ingredients:

BASE:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup confecioner’s sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into 8 pieces
1 egg white for glazing
TOPPING:
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Zest of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (1 lime)

Cooking Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease 8 inch square baking dish with spray.
For the base, process flour and confectioner’s sugar in a food processor for several seconds. Add butter and process until dough comes together, 20 to 30 seconds.
Press the dough gently and evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan. Glaze with egg white, using basting brush.
Bake base on center oven rack until lightly golden, about 20 minutes. cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the topping: Gently whisk eggs in medium sized bowl until lightly mixed. Add the remaining topping ingredients and continue to whisk gently until they are blended.
Pour the topping evenly over cooled base. Bake until top is set and golden, about 20.
Allow to cool completely.

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7 Responses to “Lime squares – src”

  1. ps152 (@ps152) July 8, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Lucky people at your BBQ to eat your lime squares.

  2. Camilla @ Culinary Adventures July 8, 2013 at 2:34 am #

    I have made lemon squares many, many tmes. But I’ve never used lime. I will!

  3. Chit Chat Chomp July 8, 2013 at 6:23 am #

    Love a slice with a dollop of cream on top. Great choice

  4. sara July 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    These look SO delicious! Love them!

  5. kate | Food Babbles July 8, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Love these lovely little citrus bars. I’ve only ever had lemon bars but I adore lime so I know I would love these too.

  6. Lesa at Edesia's Notebook July 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Mmm, I love citrusy desserts in the summertime. These bars sound delicious.

  7. Anne | The Lucky Wife July 8, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Yes there was not a strong lime flavor in our recipe! Someone else made them for a recent SRC and used a coconut flour mixture. We have talked about definitely trying her version sometime! I’m sure adding more lime must have helped. Glad the people at the BBQ enjoyed them. 🙂

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