I realised recently that I haven’t written about anything I’ve baked. I love baking as much as I love cooking, if not more. It’s just that I’m more confident about the results of my cooking rather than my cupcakes! The other day I made some banana bread and I was all set to post it here. But then I got that niggling feeling that it wasn’t quite blog-worthy. I kept worrying about it, so I decided to follow my Mum’s advice (on all dilemmas) “When in doubt, don’t do anything”. So, no banana bread for you guys just yet. Instead, I’ll share with you one of my favourite no-bake desserts, which I serve in my favourite way – a glass.
You may remember my previous post on desserts in a glass; well, consider this the sequel! It’s so easy you could make it every day. Although your hips might not appreciate that. Moving swiftly on… I present to you Easy Peasy Key Lime Pies. The original recipe is from the UK magazine Good To Know Recipes.
Easy Peasy Key Lime Pies (No Bake)
What you’ll need
125g digestive biscuits (about 7 biscuits)
2 Tbs butter, melted
2 small limes, zest and juice
150ml heavy whipping cream
200g (1/2 can) sweetened condensed milk
What you do
- Crumble the biscuits in a bowl using your fingers. If you don’t mind creating more washing up you can use your food processor to whizz them into crumbs. I like to leave some bigger bits in, don’t forget you’re not making a pie crust, these are just going to be your bottom layer in the glass.
- Stir the melted butter into the crumbs and mix well. Spoon the crumbs into four nice glasses and lightly press down using the back of the spoon or your fingers.
- Zest and squeeze the limes. Set aside.
- In a large bowl whip the cream till it thickens and forms peaks when you lift the whisk or mixer.
- Add the condensed milk to the cream and continue whipping.
- Add the lime zest and juice and whip until combined.
- Spoon the cream mixture into the glasses over the biscuit layer.
- Decorate the top of the desserts with some strands of lime zest or small pieces of biscuit.
- Transfer to the fridge for a few hours. This doesn’t really need to set, but it’s nicer chilled.
- Lick the bowl. This is for environmental reasons. It makes the bowl easier to wash – less water wasted, less detergent going in the sea. I’m saying this while maintaining a completely straight face.