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I've got 3 limes and 3 lemons. What shall I cook?

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PotholePalace Mon 30-Mar-20 21:10:00

I ordered a bag of fruit and vegetables from a local pub. They've delivered a random selection, most of which I can use in normal meals, or once I run out of ideas, in a curry.

There are 3 healthy looking limes and lemons so would like to make something treaty from them. I've got small amounts of plain and SR flour, eggs, baking powder, sugar, sultanas, marzipan, even some icing sugar. What would you suggest?

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Selfsettling3 Mon 30-Mar-20 21:12:35

Just have a g and t. Lemon cake?

peachypetite Mon 30-Mar-20 21:13:34

Lemon drizzle

ChippyMinton Mon 30-Mar-20 21:14:01

Lemon drizzle cake
Lime drizzle cake

TheSpottedZebra Mon 30-Mar-20 21:14:45

Butter? Scones with a lemon lime curd.

Or lime drizzle cake AND... a lemon drizzle cake.

boatyardblues Mon 30-Mar-20 21:15:09

Do you have any polenta and ground almonds? Lemon and polenta cake is lovely. Plenty of recipes online. Also lemon & lime curd if you have eggs, sugar and butter and empty jam jars you could sterilise in the oven.

Tartyflette Mon 30-Mar-20 21:15:56

Lemon and lime cream tart. Or lemon and lime meringue pie?

minniemoll Mon 30-Mar-20 21:16:12

Gin and tonic. No question.

Wavescrashingonthebeach Mon 30-Mar-20 21:16:33

Do you have coconut?

Put the lime in the coconut and shake it all up...... grin

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Mon 30-Mar-20 21:17:11

Lemon meringue!

If you don't have enough flour for pastry, my mum used to just make the lemon filling topped with meringue in ramekins. Yum yum yum!

custodiandiscount Mon 30-Mar-20 21:17:42

Put the limes in gin, while you're drinking that, make a lemon drizzle cake. Best of both worlds gin cake

CountFosco Mon 30-Mar-20 21:17:51

I was going to suggest fajitas! But if you are just using the juice zest them first and freeze the zest for future use.

PrincessHoneysuckle Mon 30-Mar-20 21:18:10

Came on to say g and t

msmith501 Mon 30-Mar-20 21:24:27

Key lime pie? Lemon cheesecake....gin and tonic?

TranquilityofSolitude Mon 30-Mar-20 21:31:20

Simnel cake!

Wafflehouse Mon 30-Mar-20 21:37:27

Jamie Oliver has a really good lemon pudding that I’ve made a few times, doesn’t take loads of ingredients either, just basic baking bits. It’ll only take up one of your lemons though. You could slice the rest and freeze them for drinks. gin

otterbaby Mon 30-Mar-20 21:38:55

Lemon fettuccine alfredo (if you can find the pasta!). Could also use the limes for fajitas/tacos.

otterbaby Mon 30-Mar-20 21:40:29

Ooo, missed the bit where you said a treat. Ignore me! In that case I agree with the masses - lemon drizzle and a cocktail.

PotholePalace Mon 30-Mar-20 21:41:51

I was planning on making a simnel cake to share with my parents, hence the marzipan, but I'm the only one in this house now that would eat it and I've already got a secret stash of chocolate. Love the suggestions of lemon drizzle and ... lime drizzle. Such contrast 😊 Good idea, everyone will like it.

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Judashascomeintosomemoney Mon 30-Mar-20 21:41:53


peajotter Mon 30-Mar-20 21:42:37

Pisco sour. Use them all up and once and sit watching the sunset imagining you live somewhere tropical

Wavescrashingonthebeach Mon 30-Mar-20 21:43:18


I was hoping someone would get it!grin

MiggyMoggyMoo Mon 30-Mar-20 21:59:34

I'm saving my lemons for making soda bread! Can't get yeast for love not money around here

stringbean Mon 30-Mar-20 22:02:59

Cut them into wedges and freeze them. You can then use them in G&T and they double as ice cubes gin

chickedeee Mon 30-Mar-20 22:11:26

Make some lemon curd yummy 🍋

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