We have The Magic Pudding of Lime TreesCategory: Food, In the Garden
Bucket after bucket and basket after basket has been picked, and they still keep coming.
If you're not familiar with the story of "The Magic Pudding" by Norman Lindsay, the pudding in the story has the ability to turn into another type of food (or pudding), and to never run out.
Just like our lime tree is, except it doesn't change into other kinds of fruit.
I've just made some limeade, which is like a kind of old fashioned cordial.
You will need:
6 cups water, plus a little extra
1 cup sugar
Zest about six of the limes and combine this with the sugar and 2 cups of the water in a saucepan. Heat over a gentle heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.
Simmer for about 5-10 minutes and then allow to cool - this will allow the flavours of the zest to infuse into the syrup.
Meanwhile, squeeze the remaining limes to make one cup of juice. Pour this into a 2 litre jug, add the remaining four cups of water and strain the syrup into this mixture. Stir well and store in the fridge.
You'll need to dilute this with water to serve, at a ratio of about two thirds of the lime mixture, to about one third water. At full strength, it's very sweet and has too strong a flavour for my liking.
Stay tuned for more lime recipes.