Sunday, 30 April 2017

Lime Brownies with Lime Glaze

Should these be called as bars or brownies ?  Not sure …  anyway, I thought they looked more like bars.  As I didn’t want the usual chocolaty moist fudgy brownies ... so I tried these very citrusy tangy lime brownies with lime glaze. Whenever I’m cutting citrus fruits like lemon and lime, I will be salivating over the juice ... hee.. hee ... These bars are definitely very refreshing with bursting of tangy lime flavour but not quite fudgy though, yet with light tender crumbs.  (Sob sob! ... I’ve overbaked these brownies!)

Recipe adapted from: Life with the crust cutoff
My slight changes made below
Lime brownies
Ingredients :
100g all-purpose plain flour
100g caster sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
113g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
2 large eggs (the size of my egg is 60g each with shell)
2 teaspoons lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice

Lime Glaze
50g confectioners’ sugar
1 - 1.5 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest

Method :
About 2 large limes for the zest and lime juice.

Preheat the oven to 175ºC. Position the rack in the middle. The temperature of the oven may vary, do adjust the temperature and timing to suit your oven.

Line an 8 x 8inch (20 cm) square pan with parchment paper, grease with some butter. Leave excess parchment paper hanging over the sides for easy removal from pan.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and caster sugar with an electric mixer. Add in the salt and flour and beat until combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lime zest, and lime juice until combined. Pour into the flour mixture and beat at medium speed with the electric mixer until smooth and combined.

Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden around the edges. (do not overbake as overbaking will create a dry brownie).
{my note : next time, I will watch the timing to stop at 22 minutes}

Test with a toothpick inserted in the center if it comes out clean.  Remove the brownie from pan and transfer to wire rack to cool completely before glazing.

To make  the lime glaze:
In a small bowl, use a spoon to mix the confectioners’ sugar and zest with lime juice. Mix and stir to desired consistency by adding more lime juice.

Spread the lime glaze over the brownies and cut into bars to serve.  But I like to cut the brownies into bars first, then drizzle the lime glaze over the them.  Pair them with a glass of cold ice lemon tea ! A quick fix for the sunny afternoon tea break. Enjoy !


  1. Hi Karen, your lime brownies are making me drool. I can only enjoy your photos. I won't be baking these because I know I will snack no stop till all is finished. And its not good because I need to cut down my weight! Lol!

  2. Hi Karen! How yummy and appetizing! Lime will sure stimulate the appetite. Must try this one day.

  3. Hi Karen, your lime brownies with the glaze look so inviting. I would love to have 2 slices and a nice cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    Have a nice day, regards.

  4. I know how good this must smell ..hehe !


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