Key Lime Bars

The combination of a buttery biscuit base topped with a zingy layer of lime in these key lime bars will awaken your taste buds and leave you wanting more!

The wonderful combination of a buttery biscuit base topped with a zingy layer of lime in these zesty little key lime bars will wake up your taste buds and leave you wanting more and more!

key lime bars

Key Lime Bars

Makes 12 | Preparation time 20 mins | Baking time 40 mins (20 mins followed by 20 mins)

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 200g plain flour, sifted
  • 120g butter, cubed and softened
  • 60g caster sugar

For the topping:

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • Juice and zest of 2 Key limes
  • Green food colouring, optional
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Method:

  1. Line the base and sides of a 20cm square baking tin. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/ 160˚C fan/gas mark 4.
  2. For the base, blitz the flour, butter and sugar together in a food processer to form a crumbly mixture. Tip the mixture into the base of the prepared tin and press down with the back of a spoon to compact and level. Bake for 20 mins then set aside.
  3. For the topping, whisk all of the ingredients together until combined and even adding a little green food colouring if desired. Pour the mixture over the base then bake for 20 mins until the topping has just set. Allow to cool fully in the tin.
  4. Once cold, remove from the tin, dust liberally with icing sugar then use a sharp knife to cut into 12 bars.

TIP:

* For lemon bars simply replace the zest and juice of 2 limes with the zest and juice of 1 large lemon.


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