Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cheesecake (lime) Tarts

(fills roughly 12-18)

Recipe from Ruth Gilmore and Yasmin
The original recipe is below for this delicious cheescake; however, it is very simple to modify to suit the flavour wanted. As I love citrus flavours, I replaced 1 tsp of vanilla essence with the juice and rind of 2 limes. This can also be flavoured with the juice and rind of any citrus fruit. Be sure though not to make the mixture too runny. Another variation to the original recipe is serving the cheesecake in larger tart cases with fruit on top, serving it as a dessert with ice-cream and dusting it with icing sugar and lime zest. You can decorate and serve it however you please; be creative.

  • 225g Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • tart cases (can be bought at local supermarket)
  • Fresh fruit, to decorate (optional)
Preheat your oven to 180C. Beat the cream cheese with the sugar. With the mixer running, slowly add the eggs and vanilla. Arrange tart cases on a tray. Fill 3/4 (1-2 tblsps) of cases with the mixture. Bake for 15 minutes and leave to cool. When completely cooled (or after refridgeration), decorate with fruit (optional). Serve for afternoon or morning tea with a bowl of mixed fruit.


  1. These are beautiful Yas,
    thanks for letting me know about them.

  2. THESE LOOK BRILLIANT!!! You are so clever!
    Anna xoxo

  3. Thanks for your comments. I have found that with many citrus recipes you can often modify the recipe to include a different citrus flavour, such as lime instead of lemon in the Lemon Tart post. Be careful though to keep the same quantities otherwise it will be either too sloppy or too hard. xxoo

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