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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Lime and White Chocolate Fingers

Occasionally we have people over for drinks and nibbles . . . nothing alcoholic . . . we are Mormons . . . but just for some nice soft drinks, and a nibble or two . . . salty, sweet . . . and everything in between.

It's all about fellowshipping and sharing . . . friendship and food.

Good food and good friends . . . the two seem to go together like . . . well . . . peas and carrots!

We're having some people over tonight and I decided to make these lovely Lime and White Chocolate Finger biscuits to share. (You do realize of course that over here, cookies are called biscuits.)

Pretty and elegant . . . tangy and sweet . . . and oh so easy to make and to eat!!

I think they'll enjoy these with some warm mulled apple juice. What do you think?

*Lime and White Chocolate Fingers*
Makes 18
Printable Recipe

Delicious cake like finger biscuits, tangy and buttery at the same time, drizzled with sweet white chocolate. Yummo!

250g plain flour (2 cups)
1 tsp baking powder
5 ounces caster sugar (2/3 cup)
75g unsalted butter, melted (2 1/2 ounces)
2 TBS lime juice
the finely grated zest of two limes
1 large free range egg, lightly beaten
1 large free range egg yolk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

To glaze:
150g good quality white chocolate (5 1/2 ounces)
chocolate curls (optional)

Preheat the oven to 179*C/325*F/gas mark3. Lightly grease and flour two baking sheets. Set aside.

Whisk the butter, lime juice, zest, egg and egg yolk and vanilla together.

Whisk the flour, baking powder and sugar together in a bowl. Add the liquid ingredients all at once and mix in with a fork until a firm dough forms. Using lightly floured hands take tablespoons of the dough and roll into thin logs, about 4 1/2 inches long. Place on the prepared baking trays, leaving 2 inches between each.

Bake in the heated oven until firm, for ten minutes, switching the baking trays around halfway through the baking time. Remove from the oven and allow to set on the baking trays for 10 minutes before scooping off with a spatula to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Put the chocolate for the glaze into a heatproof bowl. Sit over simmering water without letting the bottom of the bowl touch the water. Stir frequently until the chocolate has melted. Alternately you can melt carefully in the microwave.

Place the biscuits closely together on the wire rack. Using a fork drizzle the melted white chocolate decoratively over them. Sprinkle with the chocolate curls if using. Allow to set before serving. These will keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container once decorated. (Undecorated they will keep for about a week.)


  1. I so want these! They look great. A little nibble is ALWAYS in order! :-)

  2. I want to nibble on some of those too, Marie! Lime and white chocolate are two of my VERY favorite things in the whole world--especially together!

    I'll bet your friends loved every single bite--who wouldn't?

    So much love being sent your way tonight, my friend...


  3. yum, looks light and fluffy, wish I had a bite.

  4. I love lime cookies and yours look really good. I'm Mormon too and think it's great to find another Mormon blogger.

  5. You always amazing me Maie!! What lovely and so cute recipe I ove these!! huggs dear and love yah! xoxoxoxo gloria

  6. Oh how dreamy they look! Such a great flavour combo too.

  7. YUM! And I had no idea you were LDS too! How fun! Makes me all the more glad that I've been referring so many of my friends and family to your blog! :) They can't get enough of the lemon chicken recipe. Seriously. You are just amazing.

  8. Think I'll make these for my next book-club meeting.


  9. very yam!
    Good evening


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