Key Lime Pie

With our chocolate olive oil cake nearly gone, another dessert was called for. A lazy, simple to make dessert if possible. And so we stumbled across this recipe for Key Lime Pie at the BBC Good Food website.

Deviating from the recipe somewhat, we used all unbranded items (slashing the cost considerably). 300g of oat-based biscuits were smashed in the food processor, and instead of taking the effort to melt the 150g of butter first, we just cubed it and added it the biscuits, letting the food processor break it down and create the damp sand that creates the biscuit base.

The biscuit mixture is smeared around a flan tin and baked for 10 minutes at 160C, whilst three egg yolks are beaten into the condensed milk and the juice and zest of four limes. After allowing the baked base to cool and set slightly, add the lime filling and bake for a further 15 minutes. The pie then rests in the fridge before being served with a healthy dollop of whipped cream.