Any suggestions for baking with citrus?

(25 Posts)
Waswondering Sat 18-May-13 20:58:28

Lime cheesecake ... Recipe on here somewhere. Marscapone beaten with icing sugar and zest and juice of 2 limes, on a base made of crushed ginger snaps and melted butter. Needs bowl, wooden spoon and springform tin. HTH and enjoy.

ipredicttrouble Sat 18-May-13 20:55:02

Hi Crikey

We work in a school so our rota goes on a termly basis. There is one theme per term and then we are all allocated a week and we stick to the theme. Sometimes we have to double up. I think there are about 12 of us. Themes that I can remember are 'spice' 'childhood favourites' and now 'citrus'. There have been others but I can't remember now.

GinRickey Fri 17-May-13 09:39:16

Key lime pie? There was an interesting looking one in the Great British Bake Off with ginger pastry.

Same cheesecake base as Taffeta suggests (with digestives or ginger nuts), chilled in the fridge.

Whisk together the same amount of condensed milk and double cream, and add the grated zest and juice of approx 2 lemons or 3 limes (you might want more if you want it to taste stronger). The acid sets the condensed milk and cream mixture into a sort of cheesecake-y texture that is easy to slice. It is the work of moments and is absolutely delicious.

Crikeyblimey Thu 16-May-13 21:23:33

No other suggestions but please tell me how your baking rota works. How many people? How often do you bake? What other themes have you had? Does one person bake each time and have a different theme to the next person? I fancy setting something similar up at work. Thanks.

ipredicttrouble Thu 16-May-13 21:18:17

Thanks all.

For my last two turns I got away with doing a crumble and then flapjack (which did all go down well).

I feel that I need to push myself a bit now shock

Jenijena Thu 16-May-13 21:17:28

If you search lemon drizzle women's hour recipe a great easy one - mostly done in good processor - comes up.

Otherwise, chocolate orange cake. Basic sponge mix, then at the end divide mix into two. Add cocoa powder, and milk to thin it out again. In the other batch, grate orange ribs and a little juice. Blob the mixtures around the pan, run a skewered through it (just a bit) and bake... Voila marble cake.

EeyoreIsh Thu 16-May-13 21:16:17

No need for an electric whisk. Although if you feel like investing, I got mine for £20 in Tesco. Best kitchen investment!

Taffeta Thu 16-May-13 21:16:07

Or oven even.

Taffeta Thu 16-May-13 21:15:56

No need for whisk with that lemon mascarpone thing.

ipredicttrouble Thu 16-May-13 21:13:47

Do I need an electric whisk?

I think my lack of equipment and a decent oven holds me back!

ipredicttrouble Thu 16-May-13 21:13:02

That orange and almond cake does look fab!

EeyoreIsh Thu 16-May-13 21:12:32

Ipredict don't worry about the rising. 6 eggs will make it rise lots, and it will sink back in the middle as it cools. But that's ok because it's supposed to! grin

ipredicttrouble Thu 16-May-13 21:11:49

Ooo, thank you thank you, I am feeling inspired.

Think I like the sound of a lemon cheese cake/tart type thing as it doesn't involve sponge. smile

StealthOfficialCrispTester Thu 16-May-13 21:10:57

lemon biscuits in bero book are foolproof and delicious

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 16-May-13 21:10:46

If you're not sure of rising, what about lemon bars ? Sort of shortbready base.

ivykaty44 Thu 16-May-13 21:10:15

that orange and almond cake looks wonderful - have saved

Taffeta Thu 16-May-13 21:09:50

Lemon shortbread is also delish.

Taffeta Thu 16-May-13 21:09:16

Crush biscuits, either ginger nuts or digestives then add melted butter and squish firmly into bottom of flan dish. Flatten. Fridge for a bit. Mix together lemon curd and mascarpone, and dollop on top. Fridge. Do some lemon curls on top if you're feeling fancy.

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 16-May-13 21:08:57

Search on here for MarsLady's Lemon Drizzle Cake - a MN classic.

Look here for a super-easy lemon tart recipe.

A vic sponge filled with lemon curd? (or lime, grapefruit, whatever...)

Something chocolatey-orange?

ipredicttrouble Thu 16-May-13 21:08:01

Thanks Eeyore - that does look quite straightforward and v tasty. It's just the rising that concerns me confused

ipredicttrouble Thu 16-May-13 21:06:54

I think I would be more successful with cheese cake than lemon drizzle. I shall search for a recipe online.

If I can find a simple recipe I should be fine it's just getting the ideas in the first place.

Thanks smile

EeyoreIsh Thu 16-May-13 21:05:52

this recipe is amazing. Really moist and packed full of flavour.

super easy to make too.

Startail Thu 16-May-13 21:04:38

I was going to say lemon drizzle cake is fool proof and delicious.

Lime cheese cake is nice, loads of variations.

ipredicttrouble Thu 16-May-13 21:02:40

I have somehow become part of a baking rota at work...I like the sampling part but baking is not really my forte, much prefer cooking savoury meals.

Anyway, the theme for this term (yes we have a theme!) is citrus! So I need some ideas please!

It can be any form of citrus but I really do need something simple and foolproof. I prefer to avoid attempting cakes as they never rise for me.

Help please! I have a couple of weeks before my turn but want to have a practice first.

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