So, it seems like I am making goodies about 4 times a week now to bring places! And in an attempt to keep things fresh and overseas friendly, I have found two new recipes with which I am in LOVE. Since I love you all and know that we all could use some inspiration in the kitchen every once and a while, I am passing the goodness on!
First up, it's nearing the apex of cirtus season here in Costa Rica. There are all shapes and varieties and colors of cirtus. I am a sucker for anything tart, and this fits the bill!! I stole this from a friend here who told me it was super easy and I really couldn't mess it up. She was right!
I give you Límon Curd (or Lemon Curd, or Lime Curd)
Makes enough curd to fill a large pie plate
8 límons (or lemons or limes), zest and juice
2 cup sugar
10 tablespoons butter
In a small saucepan whisk together lime juice and zest,sugar, eggs, and
salt. Turn on the the burner to medium heat and whisk constantly until
the mixture comes to a boil. Boil one minute, still stirring and remove
from heat. Stir in butter and cool. Pour over graham cracker crust or
eat it straight up! Store in an airtight container in the
refrigerator up to a week.
It's that easy! I made it twice in one week it was so good!!
Next up, who doesn't love a receipe for the crock pot!? I know there are times with sketchy power where they aren't the most helpful, but I really have enjoyed becoming good buddies with my crock pot.
This recipe is oh so simple too. Here goes...
Crockpot Hot Lava Cake
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
4 T unsweetened cocoa
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. saltMix these all together.
3/4 c. milk
2 T. butter
1/2 t. vanilla
Mix these all together. Then mix in with the dry ingredients. Dump the whole thing in a greased crockpot.
Add a layer of cholcate chips. About a cup will be enough.
Mix another 3T of cocoa powder with 1 3/4 cup hot water. Pour over top the cake batter and chocolate chips. Set the crock pot on high for 2 hours. Make sure to watch so the sides don't burn. After about 2 hours, turn it down to low for another 2 hours. Enjoy with ice cream or whipped cream, or straight up!
Ok, your turn! What is your favorite go to overseas friendly dessert recipe?