Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 293: Cilantro Lime Bars

Yield: 1 9x13 inch pan
Time (Start to Finish): 1 hour

2 cups flour
½ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup fresh cilantro
pinch salt
1 cup butter, cold
4 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 lime, zested
1 drop food coloring, if needed

powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease the pan
2. In a bowl, combine the flour, powdered sugar and salt
3. Take the butter, cut into pieces, and mix with hands until the dough forms a ball
4. Chop up the cilantro and add in
5. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan and bake until it begins to JUST BARELY turn brown, about 15 min
6. In a mixer, beat the eggs until they begin to get pale
7. Slowly pour in the sugar, then the lime juice, zest, and food coloring if you want
8. Pour the mixture over the crust and bake about 20 min until it begins to brown
9. When you take it out, immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar, and let cool
10. Cut with a greased knife

Rating: 4 strawberries
Notes: Once again, I can’t taste the cilantro even though I added a ton. I think I hate that spice!!! You could taste it a touch at the end if you thought about it. These are nice because they aren’t too tart, and the crust is fabulous. I brought these to a friends house and we watched movies and ate pizza. They are light, sweet, and a nice change from lemon bars. I thought maybe a shot of tequila in the topping might be nice, make a drink kind of dessert? I hope you like these. I thought they were wonderful.

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