Recently I’ve been on a forced health drive due to my gall bladder playing up, which hasn’t been much fun but it has been manageable until I came across this old picture of my scrummy lemonies with white chocolate and kaffir lime leaf. Admittedly not the most arty of pictures but delicious none the less with its gooey middle and crisp crust, and I’m pretty sure you will forgive my photography skills once you’ve made them.
If I’m honest, I think I prefer these to its big sister the dark chocolate brownie owing too the lemon and kaffir lime leaf cutting through the heaviness of the chocolate giving a much tastier sweet treat.
I developed this recipe back in March 2014 after being inspired by plain lemonies on Pinterest, it was the baked food thing of it’s time, a bit like this unicorn /rainbow/galaxy cake thing is that’s going on a the moment. I’m really not sure about all those colourants in foods, kids eating those types of cakes must be pinging of the walls ! Anyway I originally blogged this on my very first food blog “From Ground to Mouth” and as I’m centralising all my recipes it now appears here for you to enjoy.
Serves: 12 or 6 greedy people
Prep time: 15mins
Cooking time: 28-35 mins
200g white chocolate Green and Blacks
250g salted butter
3 large fresh kaffir lime leaves, scrunched and finely shredded
3 lemons, zested and juiced
125g plain flour, sieved
350g caster sugar
4 large organic eggs
Optional: use 1tbsp fresh lemon thyme instead of kaffir lime leaves
Preheat the oven to 180c or 160c fan
Line a small – medium square or rectangle tray.
In a pan melt the chocolate and butter , then add the sugar, shredded lime leaves, lemon zest and juice; and mix.
Gradually add the eggs and then the flour
Place the mixture in the lined baking tray (small-medium) and bake until just set.
Set the timer for 28 mins first, then increase as you think fit. The ones I baked took 33 mins. The top of the brownies should appear cracked and have the slightest wobble.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin , then portion up.