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Lime, Coconut and Ginger Fingers

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Early in the life of this blog I posted a recipe for a No Bake Lemon Slice. It’s a plain recipe from the 1960s which has stood the test of time but I wanted to vamp it up a bit, make it a more exciting combo of flavours that sated the sweet cravings on a hot day without messing with the integrity of the original recipe.

I switched the lemon for lime, added preserved ginger and dried blueberries, almonds and pistachios. Because I used a packet of gluten free cookies to replace the recommended plain sweet biscuits, the mixture behaved a little differently, it was a bit sticky, so I also upped the quantity of coconut.

Dried blueberries added to the tangy lime icing topped off the deliciousness.

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200g plain sweet biscuits (I used Leda, GF milk arrowroot biscuits)
60g toasted flaked almonds
1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
1/2 cup finely chopped preserved ginger
1/4 cup roughly chopped dried blueberries
1/4 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
2 limes
Scant 100mls sweetened condensed milk
125g butter
Icing: 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
1 heaped tablespoon soft butter
lime juice
1/4 cup chopped dried blueberries

1. Butter a 20cm x 30cm slab tin, and line it with baking paper.
2. Roughly crush the biscuits, but don’t reduce them completely to crumbs.
3. In a large bowl mix together the crushed biscuit, desiccated coconut, chopped ginger, blueberries and pistachios, almonds and lime zest.
4. Melt the butter in a small pot then stir in the condensed milk. Continue stirring over a low heat only until the milk is liquified. (Be careful, the condensed milk will begin to caramelize quickly.)
5. Pour the butter/milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to thoroughly combine.
6. Tip the mixture into the slab tin and using the back of a spoon press it down firmly. Put the slice in the refrigerator while you make the icing.
7. Sieve the icing sugar, add the butter and 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Beat well until smooth adding more lime juice to make a thick cream. Stir in the chopped blueberries.
8. Spread the icing into the biscuit base and chill until set.
9. Use a hot clean sharp knife to cut the slab into small fingers.
10. Keep refrigerated.

About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

21 comments on “Lime, Coconut and Ginger Fingers

  1. Lisa
    February 27, 2014

    Looks so yummy! I adore ginger, and what an interesting flavor combination you have here! Would be perfect with tea, yes?

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    • ladyredspecs
      February 27, 2014

      Absolutely perfect with a cup of tea, my choice, Darjeeling.

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  2. ladyredspecs
    February 24, 2014

    Thanks!

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  3. Saskia (1=2)
    February 24, 2014

    Love a good no-bake slice, and an excuse to use sweetened condensed milk! This sounds beautiful.

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  4. ohlidia
    February 21, 2014

    Deliciousness indeed! My mouth is watering, my tummy is grumbling… πŸ™‚

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  5. Sam
    February 20, 2014

    Oh wow this looks gorgeous! All my favourite ingredients xx

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  6. Fae's Twist & Tango
    February 19, 2014

    Wow! This is mouthwatering a’ma~zing! How do you come up with these heavenly desserts? Reading the ingredients alone was a pleasure, let alone putting one of those squares in the mouth. πŸ˜›

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    • ladyredspecs
      February 19, 2014

      Aw thanks Fae, I guess the hot weather just made me think fresh tropical flavours and I went from there!

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  7. Leah
    February 19, 2014

    WOW… looks amazing!

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  8. Fig & Quince
    February 19, 2014

    Wow! Love that first photo (so cool) and really covet this recipe! a little rich for my blood but not too rich for my tastes! πŸ˜‰

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  9. saucygander
    February 19, 2014

    I like the sound of this! Perfect for those lazy days when only no bake will do… πŸ™‚

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  10. ladyredspecs
    February 18, 2014

    Thanks it was just right for our summery weather!

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  11. Transplanted Cook
    February 18, 2014

    Yummy! I absolutely love all the ingredients separately – together they look even better!

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  12. thehungrymum
    February 18, 2014

    what a delish treat for morning tea – yum.

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  13. StefanGourmet
    February 18, 2014

    Very nice!

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  14. alwaysamum
    February 18, 2014

    Reblogged this on Favourite Gluten Free Recipes.

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