Friday, April 25, 2008

Lime Custard & Blueberry Pie

Today was a cooking day – Lime Custard and Blueberry Pie, Kangaroo Chili, and Blueberry and Oatmeal Muffins. (Follow the links to see recipes for the muffins.) I needed a day off from house stuff! The pie was pretty simple and really yum. I modified a recipe from Women's Weekly slightly and simply replaced buttermilk with regular milk, as well as used less lime zest than they suggested and a bit more lime juice and pulpy bits.

Shortbread Pie Pastry for crust
3 eggs
½ cup caster sugar
¼ cup milk
Juice from 1 lime
Zest from 2 limes
2 tablespoons custard powder (vanilla)
1-2 cups blueberries
Icing sugar, to dust

Line pie plate with pastry and bake on 200C/400F for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 180 and bake another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Beat eggs and caster sugar in bowl until thick and pale, then add milk, lime juice and zest, and custard powder. Mix until combined, then pour into pastry shell. Bake for 15 minutes on 180C, then reduce heat to 160C and bake another 20-25 minutes, or until filling is set. Cool, then top with blueberries and icing sugar. Enjoy!


Kitty said...

glad you're getting into the aussie cooking. kangaroo is great with spice, it makes a fantastic curry. my favourite way is to do a kangaroo randeng, but indian ones work well too. have you discovered the kangaroo butcher in the central markets? they have some great cuts, and sausages and kebabs and that sort of thing. mmmmmm..... very australian. very appropriate for ANZAC day. very delicious!!!

Suzer said...

mmmmm want to share some recipes?

nope, haven't been to that butcher, and actually haven't made it to the central market yet since getting back, but hope to soon...and that's good motivation thanks:)

Kitty said...

more than happy to pass on recipes (it creates the illusion that i know what i'm doing!). email me at and i'd be happy to pass on the randeng (although it's just a charmaine solomon beef recipe).

not been to the markets yet! yee-gads woman!

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Katerina said...

Glad you found my recipe.I have never had Kangaroo but I do really like curry made with Goat which isn't that common.