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An afternoon nosh

Amryllis

If you are looking for a yummy afternoon nosh, this is wonderful. You will noticed when you cook the lime filling you turn the heat down. This is so impotant with eggy, custard things. You want low and slowy to get that creamy texture. By the way I have this Susan Riospainting in my living room. Actually it is my mothers but she is letting me borrow it for a while. Thank you mother.

Lime Bars

SHORTBREAD

2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
2 TBLS. powder sugar
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, cold and cubed
2 egg yokes

FILLING

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup flour
6 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
zest of 2 limes
6 TBLS. powder sugar for dusting

For crust:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat 13x9x2-inch metal baking pan with nonstick spray. Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor to combine. Cut in butter, using on/off turns, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg yolks and blend until moist clumps form. Press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake until just beginning to turn golden brown around edges, about 10 minutes. Remove crust from oven; reduce temperature to 325°F.

For filling:

Whisk eggs and sugar in large bowl to blend. Whisk flour and baking powder in medium bowl to blend. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, whisking to blend. Whisk in lime juice and peel. Immediately pour lime filling over hot crust; bake until filling is set, about 45 -50 minutes. Till just golden and center somewhat firm.

agua fresca

Ingredients

4 cups coarsely chopped seedless watermelon flesh
Juice of 1 medium fresh lime
1 cup crushed ice or 1 1/4 cups ice cubes
1 Tbs. superfine sugar (or to taste)
Orange slices and mint sprigs for garnish

Purée the melon in a blender. Add the lime juice, ice, and sugar and blend until smooth. Pour into tall glasses and garnish with the orange slices and mint

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weirdbunny

That picture shows exactly what |I'm going to do tommotrow. Sit with my hat outside in the sun, all day long.

Jody

I'd love to have a little Nosh with you Clarice. Both of these sound delish. I'm for the slurpee (fresca) too! Sounds good since it's going to be 100* here today. (only 96* and climbing at 10:25 am).

Clarice

It is a drink, although you could make it like a slurpy. You could have this !! Clarice

Linda

The aqua fresca sounds really good. Is it a drink or do you eat it like a slurpy? The Lime Bars sound yummy too. I love shortbread. Mom

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