May 24th, 2008

cooking mama

Vegan Lime Meltaways

When I was watching Emily on Martha Stewart they also showed the Lime Meltaway cookies and I was drooling! A shortbread cookie with lime can't go wrong! So I decided to veganize it, which really wasn't difficult at all, I just subbed 1/2 Smart Balance light and 1/2 Natural Balance for the butter. I also added a bit more lime juice and I refrigerated them overnight. They are so melty and limey and not too sugary!

Lime Meltaways (Adapted from Martha Stewart online recipe)
(Makes about 5 dozen)

* 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) vegan margarine
* 1 cup confectioners' sugar
* Grated zest of 2 limes
* 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
* 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
* 1 3/4 cups , plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons cornstarch


1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar until fluffy. Add lime zest, juice, and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, and salt. Add to butter mixture, and beat on low speed until combined.
3. Between two 8-by-12-inch pieces of parchment paper, roll dough into two 1 1/4-inch-diameter logs. Chill at least 1 hour.
4. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Place remaining 2/3 cup sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Remove parchment from logs; slice dough into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place rounds on baking sheets, spaced 1 inch apart.
5. Bake cookies until barely golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool slightly, 8 to 10 minutes. While still warm, place cookies in the sugar-filled bag; toss to coat. Bake or freeze remaining dough. Store baked cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Mods, I don't have my glasses on, but I read the guidelines twice and didn't see that it was required to post the recipe, you might want to add that (unless it is just my poor eyesight that fails me).

Special Breakfast Recipes Needed!

I have a guest coming to stay at my family's B&B and she is allergic to anything that has flour and wheat in it. She is asking us if we can prepare something special for her for breakfast, since she is already upset that she won't be able to eat bread, pizza, pasta, pastries... (We're in Italy.) Do you have any breakfast recipes that will make her happy, and hopefully forget all about Italian food? :)