Lime & ginger bars

Lime & ginger bars

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Makes 12-14 bars
This tangy teatime bake can be served as an alternative to cheesecake for dessert, served with a dollop of cream

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per bar (14)

  • kcal200
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
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    For the base

    • 85g unsalted butter, melted, plus a little extra for greasing
    • 250g gingernut biscuit

    For the filling

    • 25g plain flour
    • 200g golden caster sugar
    • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk
    • zest of 2 limes, juice of 4 (you will need 100ml juice)



      The same shape, but smaller than…


    1. Line a 18 x 23 cm roasting tin with foil, then lightly grease. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and put a baking sheet in to heat up. Crush the biscuits until very fine.

    2. Mix the crumbs and butter together well, then press into the bottom of the tin, squashing down firmly. Slide tin onto the baking sheet and bake for 20 mins until very dark golden all over.

    3. Meanwhile, make the filling. Stir the flour and sugar together, make a well in the middle, then work in the eggs and yolk until smooth. Mix in the lime zest and juice. Pour the filling onto the hot base, return to the oven and turn the heat down to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Bake for 20 mins or until set in the middle. Cool on a wire rack, then cut into bars.

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    14th May, 2017
    Made exactly to recipe and absolute disaster. Greasy and too eggy. Definitely not for me this recipe
    22nd Apr, 2015
    Very tangy, somewhat sweet and sour (despite all that sugar!), but tons of flavour. A good option for those who don't have a traditional 'sweet tooth' - my husband loved it. I only needed the juice of 3 limes to make up the 100ml. Mine needed an extra 5 minutes in the oven (and even then it isn't 'set', it's soft like lime curd)
    7th Sep, 2014
    These bars are absolutely delicious and very easy to make. They didn't last long with my flatmates! Would highly recommend for a quick, cheap and easy bake.
    20th Mar, 2014
    These are fantastic and very easy to make. A big hit with the whole family and a lovely treat to pop in lunchboxes. The next time I make them, however, I will cut them into smaller portions.
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