Next weekend I’m helping cater a sit down Birthday lunch and this is the dessert……so……..naturally I had to greedily sample the recipe for myself before inflicting the sweet, creamy and fresh mouth watering dessert on the poor awaiting guests. The sampling was hard. I may have to do it again tomorrow too.
If you’re fed up with the rainy English weather, this will help you melt away into the tropical Caribbean…
- 250ml double cream
- 250ml coconut cream/milk
- 2 ½ gelatine leaves
- 55g caster sugar
- 1 lime, zest and juice of ½
- Soak the gelatine leaves in cold water
- On a low heat, warm the double cream, sugar and lime zest and juice in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves, and the mixture is thin and smooth and bring up to near boiling point
- Just before the boil, remove from the heat and stir in the coconut milk/cream. Squeeze the excess water from the gelatine and whisk into the hot cream until dissolved.
- I served mine in ramekins to remove the hassle of having to turn them out but if you want to do this then fill into a greased mould (makes about 4 large or 5 small ones)
- Once the mixture has cooled, chill in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours but preferably overnight!
- 6 oz unsalted butter
- 110g Icing sugar
- Grated zest of 3 limes
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 200g flour
- 2 tbsp cornflour
- ¼ tsp salt
- In a food processor, cream the butter and 40g of the icing sugar until fluffy. Add the lime zest, juice and vanilla and cream again
- Sieve the flour, cornflour and salt into the bowl and process until combined
- Split the dough in half and roll into logs of the size biscuit you want and wrap in parchment
- Chill for 1 hour
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with parchment. Slice the dough into rounds and place on the baking tray
- Bake for about 12minutes until barely golden and then leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
- While still warm, sieve the remaining icing sugar into a sealable bag and place the cookies inside. Toss in the sugar-filled bag until coated.