Key Lime Pie

Anything with citrus is always a winner at ours and I’ve been wanting to make a Key Lime Pie for a good while now. My son has been asking for one. He doesn’t eat many desserts so when he asked, I decided to bite the bullet and make one.

It’s full of zingy lime and has a lovely buttery base. Both only need a short time in the oven and some fridge time to be ready. It’s rich and indulgent so I’ll leave that there with you!

We’re not big fans of cream so I was asked to leave it off but finishing this off with a flourish of whipped cream and decorating with some grated lime zest would make it a wonderful centerpiece.

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Fruit & Berry Muffins

These are a great way to get a burst of fruit and healthy berries in the morning and they have no added sugar. A great low fat option also for those “on the run” times you can’t stop.

I used a pack of dried “super berries mix” and some sultanas. It’s up to you what you use but dried fruit will probably give better results. You can add some fresh blueberries for a nice burst in a bite 🙂

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Chocolate Chip Minty Oreo Ice Cream

While doing my shopping, I spotted a real bargain. Packets of Oreo Mint Biscuits for only €1.00 and had to buy them. I figured I would work out some way to incorporate them into a recipe and as it’s summer, I had a go at a no churn ice cream using the biscuits and of course adding chocolate chips, well you would have to … 😉

Make the day before you need it. I use a glass container which is longer than a standard 2lb loaf tin but a plastic or metal container would work well too.

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Blueberry, Lemon & Honey Cake

I really can’t resist anything that says lemon and then they add blueberries and what do you know, another favourite, honey! Had to be made!  It’s a simple and quick to make loaf cake and it’s so moist and full of fresh blueberries and yet you can still taste a hint of honey throughout. Really nice!

You can dress it up as much as you like depending what you want it for. I brought it to a coffee morning so I added a lemon icing drizzle and used edible flowers. Equally you can just sieve a bit of icing sugar over the top and serve with a bit of fromage frais if you prefer.

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Simple & Quick Banoffee Pie

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I’m not a fan of Banoffee Pie but I was asked to make it by my nephew so I went ahead and found a great, easy and quick recipe and it got lots of thumbs up from the tasters so it’s a keeper! I used the Nestle Carnation Caramel tin which speeds up everything.

I used digestive biscuits for the base because with the combination of banana and caramel, you don’t want the base fighting for attention. Let the stars of the show shine 🙂

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Strawberry Ice Cream

What else would be the perfect summer dessert than homemade strawberry ice cream?! This no churn, very simple and quick ice cream recipe is from the US and I’ve converted the quantities from cups to grams so you don’t have to 🙂

Fresh strawberries and some strawberry jam give this ice cream the delicious flavour and a lovely marble effect in every slice. You do need to give it a minimum of 12/14 hours in the freezer and then let it sit for about 10 mins before cutting or scooping. I tend to leave all my ice cream in the freezer for 24 hours before using.

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Rum, Raisin & Chocolate Ice Cream

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An easy, no churn ice cream recipe that’s full of the excellent combination of rum and raisins with the added twist of orange zest and chocolate. Top with some chocolate curls and cool down in style!

Make this recipe in a 1lb loaf tin or your own plastic container, I guessed at a 2lb size but it’s too big. Don’t worry about the rum being strong flavoured as it’s heated with the raisins so you tone it down a bit (but not too much 😉 )

Oh excuse the pictures! The end product photo was left in my eldest son’s hands and his artistic abilities are somewhat limited ….

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