Friday Foodie – Key Lime Pie

Global gourmet cooking is the best sort of armchair travel. I’m going to post some of my favourites look out for pad thai, clam chowder, jerk chicken and a hangi, but let’s start with Florida’s mouth-watering Key Lime Pie.

Key Lime Pie

Named after The Keys, the string of islands off Florida’s coast, Key Lime Pie tastes like a tangy cheesecake.

55g butter
225g Digestive biscuits
4 limes
4 egg yolks
397g can condensed milk

  1. Line an 18cm square flan tin with baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter over a low heat.
  3. Place biscuits in a strong bag and break them with a rolling pin and then stir the crumbs into the butter.
  4. Press the mixture over the base and sides of the tin. Leave to set in fridge for 15 minutes.
  5. Beat the egg yolks until frothy, add the milk slowly and keep beating.
  6. Squeeze the limes and fold the juice in into the egg mixture.
  7. Pour into the tin and refrigerate for three hours.
  8. Do something fancy with icing sugar, twists of lime and berries and voilà!