Lime Meltaways – easy to make shortbread biscuits. They’re deliciously sweet, with a tangy, citrusy flavor and melt in your mouth.
I have an admission to make.
I’m a thief.
I can’t help it.
When I see fruit hanging from people’s trees, over the fence, unloved and clearly going to hang there until it falls to rot on the ground, I have to rescue it and make it into something delicious.
That’s how the original post for lime meltaways started and it’s really not far from the truth only this time, my aunt gifted me some of her homegrown limes.
My first thought when I have an abundance of limes is always some sort of refreshing, cool drink but as it was still chilly at the time, something that goes with a cup of tea seemed like the next best thing.
Once you take a bite into these lime meltaways you will see where they got their name from.
The second a crumble hits your tongue it will begin to dissolve in sweet, citrusy deliciousness.
The texture is just like shortbread but they’re even easier to make especially if you use a stand mixer.
The hardest part is resisting eating them all.
I suggest making them to take somewhere and telling people what you’re bringing so they will expect it.
Tips for mastering this recipe:
- Dough can be made up to three days in advance and kept in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it.
- You can also slice off just a few pieces and bake them as you want them. This might help limit the number you eat in one sitting if you’re anything like me and can’t resist.
- Dough can also be frozen. Just wrap the log in plastic wrap then I like to use a layer of aluminium foil then label it and pop it in the freezer. To save time, I always write the baking instructions on the outside too.
- The tighter you roll the dough the prettier the finished biscuits will be. My first batch was a bit wonky.
- If you feel like mixing things up you could use lemon or orange in place of the lime.
What about you?
Do you think it’s stealing if it’s hanging over the fence and the tree is laden with fruit?
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