Monday, September 26, 2011

Tahitian Lime Bars

If you've been following my blog for a awhile you will know that I'm a bit obsessed with Key Lime anything....Unfortunately, real Key Limes are hard to come by on Maui but luckily the juicy Tahitian Lime thrives out here in abundance!
I ripped out this recipe from a "Coastal Living" magazine a little while back and finally decided to give it a go today. These bars turned out amazing! They are perfectly tart and sweet and the best part is, they are super easy to throw together.
Tahitian Lime Bars
makes 24 bars
{ adapted from "Coastal Living" }
1 cup organic salted butter softened
2 and 1/3 cups organic white flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 organic eggs, lightly beaten
1 and 3/4 cups of organic cane sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
3/4 cup fresh sqeezed lime juice
extra powdered sugar for dusting
First, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixture until creamy. Slowly add 2 cups of flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Beat until a dough forms and then press into a 9 x13 inch greased foil-lined baking pan. Bake at 350 for about 20 mins until light golden brown.
In the meantime, whisk eggs and then add remaining 1/3 cup flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and lime juice until combined. Pour on top of short bread and bake at 350 for another 25 mins. Remove from oven, cool and then place in fridge. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar.

{ Tahitian Limes }

{ shortbread }

{ lime mixture }

{ The dusted bar...}


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