Welcome to my best ever key lime sundae recipe.
As you know I love to share my inspiration behind my homemade recipes with you. Well this one brings me back to my favourite childhood pudding that I used to go crazy for.
We never got it that often as it always came 2nd to apple pie which I couldn’t stand so when I got it I was over the moon!
My mum used to make it instead of a traditional trifle and you would have a layer of strawberry or raspberry jelly, a layer of strawberry Angel Delight, a layer of whipped cream and then on the top it would have a Cadbury’s flake sprinkled on top.
It was complete and utter heaven and not only did I love it but my grandparents did too when they came around for Sunday lunch.
But since moving to Portugal you soon realise that all your favourite British treats are not as readily available as they were when you lived in England. You can get Angel Delight here, but because it has been imported you are looking at paying double what you do in England so it is a rare treat. My mum and dad when they come over will bring some so for about one month of the year we will have some, but that is about it.
So what did I do?
Well I spent years experimenting but nothing really did it for me. It was either tasteless, didn’t set right or was more money than Angel Delight. But when I made my Key Lime Sundae (which was totally experimental and I never expected it to be that good) I know I had hit gold.
It is made in a similar way to a traditional key lime pie but with a nice filling under a delicious biscuit base. It is also very cheap to make and your whole family will think you have spent hours in the kitchen when you haven’t!
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In a mixing bowl mix together your broken biscuits with coconut oil until it combines well together. Layer the bottom of your sundae glasses with it and fridge for 10 minutes.
With a hand mixer or a wooden spoon mix the soft cheese and the yoghurt until you have a lovely creamy mixture. Add the eggs, sugar, vanilla essence and the lime and mix for a further 5 minutes or until everything is creamy and mixed in well.
Layer your creamy sundae mixture over the biscuit base in the sundae glasses. Fridge for 12 hours and then serve.
Tessani Zester & Grater
We made the best ever key lime sundae using the Tessani Zester & Grater. It was a total different experience compared to the current grater that we own.
I have always believed that “if something isn’t broken then don’t fix it”. So my current grater was my mum and dads and I have had it since Dominic & I set up home in 2000. It has had 16 years good use by us but it is past its best. Prior to this it was my mum and dads and they had it as a wedding gift. Well they celebrated 40 years of marriage this summer so it is showing its age!!!
So the first thing I noticed when I went to grate the rind off my limes was how much rind actually came off. I am used to rind grating when a tiny bit comes off and you’re there for hours and hours. But not in this case. It was a quick grate and I was done.
In a way it was one of those kinds of products that you own and think it is meant for professionals only and is wasted in a family kitchen. But professional items often cost loads of money, yet this one is less than £20 and will last years. I just wonder if it has 40 years of use out of it?
What I love most about the Tessani grater set is that when you place it on your bowl, it has a fantastic safety setting and doesn’t go flying so it can even be an investment in a tidier kitchen!
In terms of getting yourself one of these graters (or exploring the rest of their range) you can explore more by clicking here. If I were to do it again and/or if I were to currently recommend a good quality grater to you, I would say CHOOSE THIS ONE.