Recipes that hero Limes please
July 19, 2019 06:08AM
Hi there,
Many of you will know I work at a Hospice, and we have had a lot of limes donated by a lovely fairy.
I would love a few recipes so I can use these beauties.
Especially keen to get a lime sorbet recipe that could be used as an option for patients who are on a clear fluid diet.
But slices, cake, tarts..........
Would love to hear from you
Thanks and Kindest Regards,

Raewyn G
Re: Recipes that hero Limes please
July 19, 2019 06:30AM
Lime Posset is a delicious and very easy dessert. Servings should be small as it is rich and intense.

Lime Posset

Makes 4 small glasses.


500ml double cream
150g caster sugar
finely grated zest of 2 - 3 limes
75ml lime juice

Put the cream, caster sugar and zest in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat so that the mixture doesn't boil over, and let it bubble enthusiastically for about 3 minutes, stirring regularly.

Remove from the heat, stir in the lime juice and immediately pass through a fine sieve. Pour into four small wine glasses or cups and leave to cool. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving. Will keep in the fridge for at least five days.

You can leave the zest in if you prefer, but I prefer the texture after straining it out.
Re: Recipes that hero Limes please
July 19, 2019 06:30AM
This is a key lime recipe, but can be used with any lime, lemon, or combination of the two. Please forgive the messy writing! And the scribble up the side that has been cut off just days to chill before serving.

Re: Recipes that hero Limes please
July 19, 2019 06:32AM
A lime jelly would be nice. I'll give you my recipe for orange jelly, which could easily be adapted by either adding a little more sugar or reducing the quantity of juice. Taste and adjust.

Orange Jelly

300 ml fresh orange juice (about 4 oranges)
juice of 1/2 lemon
100 ml sugar syrup
100 ml water
5 leaves of gelatine

Choose mould and check volume. Cut gelatine into a few pieces and place in at least 600 ml capacity heatproof bowl. Add 2 tab juice mixture to barely cover. Leave to soften 10 min. Meanwhile heat a small pan of water.

Place bowl of gelatine over simmering water and stir occasionally until completely melted, about 10 min. Add rest of mixture and combine well. Pour through sieve into a jug then carefully fill mould. Refrigerate until set, about 6 hours.
Re: Recipes that hero Limes please
July 19, 2019 10:38AM
Wow thank you both so much.
I will try them all in time
So excited

Raewyn G
Re: Recipes that hero Limes please
July 20, 2019 01:38AM
I love Helen's recipe for Frozen Lemon Cheesecake which is equally delicious made with limes. I make both flavours regularly.
Re: Recipes that hero Limes please
July 20, 2019 02:29AM
Lemon or Lime & Ginger cordial

2 cups water
1.5 cups sugar
A “thumb” of root ginger - finely sliced
Peel of 1 lemon or lime
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup of lemon or lime juice

Dissolve the sugar in the water, together with the ginger, peel and cream of tartar.

Bring to the boil & simmer 5 minutes

Add the juice and bring back to the boil.

When cool, strain and bottle.

I make bottles of this, put it into empty gin bottles (the blue ones - which people save for me). A label and string around the neck. Nice gift.
Re: Recipes that hero Limes please
July 20, 2019 11:46AM
Amazing, thank you so much everyone!
You are truly wonderful
Kindest Regards,

Raewyn G
Re: Recipes that hero Limes please
July 22, 2019 06:23AM
Not forgetting Helen's Favourite Citrus Tart.
Have 2 lime ones in the oven here at work right now.
The aroma is very yum!
Thank you Helen
Kindest Regards,
Raewyn G
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