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No Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie


No Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie

This No-Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie is going to be my go to dessert this summer. A zingy lime cream encased in a sweet biscuit crumb - much like a no bake cheesecake...but better! It's seriously yummy and will happily sit in the fridge for a couple of days so there's no need to scoff it all at once if you don't want to 😜. It's quite rich too so the recipe made in a 20cm springform tin will easily feed 8 - 10 people, the perfect size for a family gathering or summer BBQ.

No Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING NO-BAKE ZINGY LIME CRUMB PIE

  1. Try using ginger nut biscuits instead of digestives for a more grown up taste.
  2. For a 'fancier' dessert, pipe some whipped double cream around the edge of the pie and decorate with slices of lime.
  3. I whip the condensed milk, lime juice and double cream with a hand held electric whisk but you can do it by hand if you want to - it will give you a good arm workout!
  4. You can make the Zingy Lime Crumb Pie up to 3 days before you need it so it's a great make ahead dessert.

OTHER NO-BAKE DESSERT RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

  1. Blackcurrant Cheesecake Trifles from Lavender and Lovage
  2. Caramel Amaretti Cheesecake Cups from Jam and Clotted Cream
  3. Chocolate Honeycomb Salted Caramel Cheesecake from Jam and Clotted Cream
  4. Strawberry Honeycomb Cheesecake Sundae from Jam and Clotted Cream
  5. No Bake Easy Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Kerry Cooks
No Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie

NO-BAKE ZINGY LIME CRUMB PIE


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No-Bake Zingy Lime Crumb Pie

A no-bake zingy lime crumb pie recipe - the perfect summer dessert!
Ingredients
  • Juice of 4 Limes (+ zest of 1)
  • 397g tin Condensed Milk
  • 300ml Double Cream
  • For the base
  • 150g Digestive Biscuits, crushed
  • 65g Butter, melted
  • 25g Demerara Sugar
Instructions
Step 1: Line the base of a 20cm springform tin with baking paper.Step 2: In a bowl place the lime juice, condensed milk and double cream and use a hand held electric whisk to combine until thick and creamy, set aside.Step 3: In another bowl mix together the crushed digestives, butter and sugar then press into the base and about 2cm up the side of the tin.Step 4: Spoon over the lime cream and decorate with the lime zest. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

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Yield: 8 servings

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Celebrate National Tea Day with English Tea Shop's Luxury Organic Collection + Giveaway


Celebrate National Tea Day with English Tea Shop's Luxury Organic Collection

With over 165 million cups of tea brewed daily in the UK , it’s no surprise having a cuppa has become a Great British tradition and is proudly celebrated each year on National Tea Day (this year on the 21st April). To celebrate, speciality organic tea company, English Tea Shop, has kindly given one Jam and Clotted Cream reader the chance to win a Luxury Organic Gift Tin (pictured above).

The Luxury Organic Collection contains 72 individually wrapped pyramid tea bags and features a diverse range of classics to more unusual herbal varieties. The range includes:

Organic and Fairtrade English Breakfast: A pure Ceylon black tea sure to quench any thirst for a proper English brew
Organic and Fairtrade Earl Grey: A quintessentially British tea delicately flavoured with bergamot
Organic and Fairtrade Green Tea: A delicate and refreshing blend of 100% organic and Fairtrade green tea
Organic and Fairtrade Peppermint: A revitalising and delicious tea packed full of antioxidants
Organic Chocolate, Rooibos & Vanilla: Caffeine free, naturally sweet and antioxidant rich rooibos deliciously blended with vanilla and chocolate notes
Organic Black Tea Chai: Organic black tea entwined with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and orange peel
Organic Lemongrass, Ginger and Citrus: An understated classic packing a citrus punch! Notes of Lemongrass and citrus infused with a tingle of ginger will refresh any palate
Organic Green Tea Tropical: Made with the finest organic green tea combined with mouth-watering tropical herbs and fruit flavours
Organic Super Berries: A delightful blend of classical herbs and aromatic berries - tastes as delicious as its aroma

All English Tea Shop teas are created using time honoured healthy ingredients. The range includes nature’s most revitalising herbs, spices, fruits and flowers for the most beneficial infusions and naturally cleansing teas. Steeped in tradition by using the finest quality tea leaves and using age-old practises English Tea Shop works with the finest organic and Fairtrade farmers. 

To be in with a chance of winning this luxury tea box all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below. UK entrants only please.



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Carrot & Zingy Lime Cupcakes + Mary Berry Homeware Competition


Carrot & Zingy Lime Cupcakes
Happy Easter everyone! This April my favourite TV cook Mary Berry has just launched a brand new range of homewares and I've got a really easy Easter inspired competition for you to enter to be in with a chance of winning the range (which includes a cake stand, cake plates, cake forks and a set of two mugs).
Carrot & Zingy Lime Cupcakes
More about the competition below but first I want to tell you about these fab Carrot and Zingy Lime Cupcakes with a Cream Cheese Frosting which I've made for the long Easter weekend.
Carrot & Zingy Lime Cupcakes
The cupcakes use a melting method, so it's as easy as putting the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan, melting it over a low heat and stirring in the rest of the ingredients. The frosting is my super simple cream cheese frosting with some shop bought sugar carrots to decorate on top - of course you can make your own if you want to. The lime zest really makes these cupcakes and you could always sprinkle some extra zest on top of the icing for extra zing! Read on for the recipe and how to enter the competition....
Carrot & Zingy Lime Cupcakes

CARROT & ZINGY LIME CUPCAKES




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Carrot & Zingy Lime Cupcakes
Carrot and Zingy Lime Cupcakes for Easter
Ingredients
  • 3 Carrots, grated
  • 100g Light Brown Sugar
  • 80g Golden Syrup
  • 80g Butter
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 150g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon Double Cream
  • Zest 1/2 Lime
  • For the Icing
  • 100g Butter, softened
  • 300g Cream Cheese
  • 100g Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 TSP Vanilla Extract
Instructions
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°c (160 fan) and line a 12 hole cupcake tin with cases.Step 2: Melt the sugar, butter and syrup in a pan, take off the heat then stir through all the other ingredients.Step 3: Spoon into the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes.Step 4: While the cupcakes are cooling, make the cream cheese icing by placing the ingredients in a bowl and using and electric whisk to beat until smooth. Pipe the icing onto the cupcakes and decorate.

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Yield: 12 Cupcakes


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ABOUT THE COMPETITION

WHAT YOU CAN WIN

Mary Berry Homeware

  • Cake Forks
  • Cake Stand
  • Cake Plates
  • Cake Slice
  • Mug Set
  • Signed book from Mary – one for an overall winner

    HOW TO ENTER

    To enter and be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize, which Mary herself will judge you need to upload a photograph of an Easter inspired bake. If you are a blogger then you can include a full blog post, however,  if you do not have a blog or maybe you have baked a cake but have not blogged it, then this is also fine as you can just enter with a photograph. It can be an old or new recipe. 
    Please link up your photo/recipe below or on the Jam and Clotted Cream Facebook Page and use the hashtag #maryseasterbakes 
    The competition is only open to UK residents.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    • The competition will run from 15th April until the 2nd May 2017. 
    • Mary will judge the finalists, and choose a winner from each blog that is hosting this give away and an overall winner for the signed book.
    • Winner will need to supply their address 
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    Chocolate Easter Eggs & Bunnies from M&S


    Easter Eggs from Marks and Spencers
    M&S recently asked us if we'd like to try some of their Easter Eggs from the 2017 range. Err...yes please, it's a hard job but somebody has to do it! 😋😋😋

    As you can imagine the kids were delighted when the delivery man arrived on our doorstop with this lot and they wasted no time in ripping open the packaging and tucking in.

    Here's what we thought....

    Bennet Bunny (£16)

    Easter Eggs from Marks and Spencers

    A HUGE life size Swiss Chocolate Bunny weighing in at a whopping 900g. This would easily be enough chocolate for 2 or 3 kids! The chocolate is lovely and creamy and I'm afraid to say Mr Bennet Bunny lasted less than 24 hours in this house, thanks to the kids and their friends from around the village (they seemed to descend on my house once word had got around we had a giant chocolate bunny in residence).

    It really is very big so it's perfect to give as a family present, or alternatively you could just sit in a corner eating it's body parts one by one. I thought the ears tasted the best.
    Mr Bennett Bunny

    Fruit and Nut Milk Chocolate Lattice Egg (£12)

    Easter Eggs from Marks and Spencers
    This beautiful lattice egg was my particular favourite and at £12 seemed quite reasonable for it's size and contents. There were pistachio's, hazelnuts and almonds, as well as golden raisins and sour cherries  - it felt like I wasn't being too naughty eating it. This one got a big thumbs up from me!

    Dark Chocolate Quirky Bunny (£10)

    Dark Chocolate Quirky Bunny

    This Dark Chocolate Quirky Bunny is one for the adults! I LOVE dark chocolate and I particularly love the gold lustre this bunny is covered in. We devoured this after a meal with friends whilst the kids were safely tucked up in bed...it would have been wasted on them!

    Thank you to Marks and Spencer's for sending these over!

    Disclosure: I received 3 chocolate eggs/bunnies in return for a review. All thoughts are my own.
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    Shake Up UK Coffee Week with Kahlua Espresso Martini


    Shake Up UK Coffee Week with Kahlua Espresso Martini
    The Espresso Martini is one of the UK’s best-selling cocktails and with UK Coffee Week just around the corner (10th-16th April), Kahlua is giving you the perfect excuse to indulge in your favourite cocktail.

    As an official sponsor of UK Coffee Week, Kahlua will be donating 10p from every Espresso Martini sold in participating bars to Project Waterfall throughout the week. So swap your usual latte for a Kahlua Expresso Martini and help donate to a fantastic cause at the same time. Now in its 7th year, UK Coffee Week is a nationwide fundraising campaign that takes place in thousands of coffee shops and bars across the country with 100% of the donations going to Project Waterfall, an initiative dedicated to bringing clean water facilities to coffee growing communities.

    Kahlua, the original coffee liqueur and official spirit sponsor of UK Coffee Week, is extremely proud of its heritage and is delighted to be involved in the initiative which helps give back to the coffee-growing communities which help to make Kahlua what it is today.

    Adam Boita, Head of Marketing at Pernod Ricard UK explains: “It can take up to 6 years to get the perfect coffee beans for Kahlua’s coffee liqueur – that’s a long time and a lot of hard work and devotion from the growers in Veracruz, Mexico. That’s why we’re thrilled to be working with UK Coffee Week to support the coffee growing community”

    You can order a Kahlua Espresso Martini at any of the following participating bars: Las Iguanas, Be at One and Giraffe. Don’t forget to share photos of your cocktail on social media using #CocktailYourCoffee

    Disclosure: I received shopping vouchers in return for this post. All thoughts are my own.
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    Creamy Cider Braised Sausages


    Creamy Cider Braised Sausages
    Whether sizzling away in a spitting hot pan or served freshly charred from a summer barbeque, sausages are a comforting staple of many homes up and down the country. We certainly love sausages in this house, so when MOR contacted us to see if we’d like to try out their new range of lower fat sausages of course we said yes!

    MOR have been carefully crafted to be just as succulent, juicy, and utterly delicious as everyone's favourite pork sausages, while also introducing exciting new flavours that bring something just a little bit different to the dinner table. Each of the four unique MOR recipes blend high-quality British meat with nutritious vegetables, fragrant herbs, and delicate spices, creating lower-fat sausages that taste absolutely fantastic.

    With flavours such as Mediterranean Chicken, Moroccan Spiced Pork, Pork & Lentil and Pork, Beetroot &  Bramley Apple, MOR can be served with everything from mashed potato to pasta and rice

    In this Creamy Braised Cider Sausage recipe I used the Pork, Beetroot and Bramley Apple Sausages, which are a blend of British pork, beetroot, Bramley apples, spinach, brown rice, caraway seeds, onion, black pepper and basil. As well as being very yummy they are also a great way of sneaking  those extra veggies into the kids too! The creamy cider sauce worked really well with the sausages but if you wanted to lower the fat even more just omit the double cream.
    MOR sausages

    TOP TIPS FOR MAKING CREAMY CIDER BRAISED SAUSAGES

    1. If you can't get hold of MOR sausages (they are launching in Tesco today, 3rd April 2017), then use another good quality pork and apple sausage.
    2. Add some fresh spinach or frozen peas to the cider sauce 10 minutes before serving to up the veggie content.
    3. This recipe is easily doubled and leftovers can be frozen.
    4. Serve with Sweet Potato Mash with extra veggies on the side.

    OTHER SAUSAGE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE

    1. Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole from Jam and Clotted Cream
    2. Fruity Sausage Curry from Jam and Clotted Cream
    3. Sausage Noodle Stir Fry from Jam and Clotted Cream
    4. Sausage, Sweet Potato and Apple Traybake from A Glug of Oil
    5. Sausage, Feta and Tomato Filo Pie from Foodie Quine
    Creamy Cider Braised Sausages

    CREAMY CIDER BRAISED SAUSAGES



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    A Creamy Cider Braised Sausage recipe using Pork and Apple Sausages
    Ingredients
    • 6 Pork and Apple Sausages
    • 1 Onion, sliced
    • 1 Garlic Clove, sliced
    • 250g Smoked Bacon Lardons
    • 2 TSP Dried Thyme
    • 1 TBSP Plain Flour
    • 300ml Cider
    • 4 TBSP Double Cream
    • 1 Cox Apple, cored and sliced into rings
    Instructions
    Step 1: In a large shallow casserole, heat a few TBSP of oil then gently fry the onion, garlic, lardons and thyme until soft.Step 2: Turn up the heat then add the sausages and brown. Stir in the flour then add the cider. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.Step 3: Whilst the sausages are simmering, melt some butter in a small frying pan and brown the apple rings before adding to the sausages, along with the double cream. Serve with mash.

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    Yield: Serves 2 Adults and 2 Children


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    Disclosure: I was sent 8 packs of MOR sausages. All thoughts are my own.
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