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#211 Anna N

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Another repeat. Dorie Greenspan's caramel crunch bars. They went over very well the first time.

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#212 Anna N

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Posted Yesterday, 08:02 AM

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Back in the saddle again. These are Lime Bees and I have either emmalish or Andi or perhaps both to thank for the inspiration. Both are currently scratching their heads saying that they have nothing like that name that in their recipe files.

You see I wanted to make Orange Creamsicle Cookies but I was completely out of oranges and decided to use limes instead. I asked Kerry Beal a question about using the vanilla. She said I should use it but that I couldn't call them Orange Creamsicle cookies if I made them with lime. I thought she was being a bit pedantic. But when I asked the question about the vanilla I had dictated it to my email and my question had been interpreted as "if I make bees do I need vanilla"? Kerry claimed she never made bees! And since she felt so strongly that I could not call them Orange Creamsicle Cookies I renamed them Lime Bees.

I don't really care what anybody calls them as they are quite delicious. Next time perhaps I will have oranges and can be better behaved about the whole thing.
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#213 rotuts

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Posted Yesterday, 08:16 AM

personally Id take the Lime over the Orange.



#214 Toliver

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Posted Yesterday, 08:37 AM

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Back in the saddle again. These are Lime Bees and I have either emmalish or Andi or perhaps both to thank for the inspiration. Both are currently scratching their heads saying that they have nothing like that name that in their recipe files.

You see I wanted to make Orange Creamsicle Cookies but I was completely out of oranges and decided to use limes instead. I asked Kerry Beal a question about using the vanilla. She said I should use it but that I couldn't call them Orange Creamsicle cookies if I made them with lime. I thought she was being a bit pedantic. But when I asked the question about the vanilla I had dictated it to my email and my question had been interpreted as "if I make bees do I need vanilla"? Kerry claimed she never made bees! And since she felt so strongly that I could not call them Orange Creamsicle Cookies I renamed them Lime Bees.

I don't really care what anybody calls them as they are quite delicious. Next time perhaps I will have oranges and can be better behaved about the whole thing.

I've posted this before but I made the same cookies for a 4th of July BBQ party and used lemon rind instead of the orange. They were quite the hit at the party... very "summery".

I am awed, though, that you made them with lime. I've been thinking about doing the same but all I can find in my local grocery stores are tiny little limes and could only think about how many limes I'd have to grate to get the 2 tablespoons needed for the recipe.  :shock:  :biggrin:

Given your success, I may try at least a half lime/half lemon mixture to see how that would turn out.

Thanks for posting your experience. They look delicious!



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#215 Anna N

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Posted Yesterday, 08:47 AM

I've posted this before but I made the same cookies for a 4th of July BBQ party and used lemon rind instead of the orange. They were quite the hit at the party... very "summery".
I am awed, though, that you made them with lime. I've been thinking about doing the same but all I can find in my local grocery stores are tiny little limes and could only think about how many limes I'd have to grate to get the 2 tablespoons needed for the recipe.  :shock:  :biggrin:
Given your success, I may try at least a half lime/half lemon mixture to see how that would turn out.
Thanks for posting your experience. They look delicious!


2 tablespoons? Hell I only used two limes and rather puny ones they were too! But I did zest into the white sugar and muddle, before the creaming step. I think lime is much more assertive than orange and 2 tablespoons of lime zest might be a bit overwhelming. But it still comes down to personal taste. I left out the vanilla feeling that the white chocolate chips provided enough of that family of flavours but I could well be talking through the top of my head. I am anxious to see how they go over tomorrow morning. They are not very discerning bunch so I bet they go over well after five weeks of store-bought donuts!
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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Never call a stomach a tummy without good reason.” William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style

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