Monin Lime Syrup
Monin Lime Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further afield.
The bottles come in a 70cl Glass Bottle, and a 1l Plastic bottle variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.
Limes are a go-to option when looking for a sharp blast of citrus goodness. Its sharp, acidic nature is a vital component for many classic dishes and drinks. They can give margaritas their kick, counteract the sweetness of many desserts, or deliver a fruity zest to a host of chicken dishes. And now, with Monin Lime Syrup, it is extra convenient to include the flavour with whatever you desire. From mojitos to meringues, a splash of the syrup will take a large assortment of beverages and food to the next level.
While the precise origins of limes cannot be stated with certainty, it is believed the fruit first originated in either Southeast Asia or Indonesia. The consensus is that, around 1000 CE, Arabian traders introduced limes along with lemons to eastern Mediterranean countries and North Africa. During the 12th and 13th centuries, returning Crusaders brought limes to the western side of the Mediterranean. Then during a 1493 voyage, Christopher Columbus transported citrus seeds which most likely included limes to the West Indies, and soon the trees began populating Mexico, the West Indies and Florida.
During the 19th century, limes became an important part of the diet for British sailors. While their flavour was an added benefit, the reason for the fruit being utilised was due to the health benefits it provided. In particular, citrus was discovered as a tool for preventing scurvy. This became a closely guarded secret among British military personnel. Why? Well scurvy proved to be a large detriment to other navies across the globe, and this meant they couldnt remain at sea for long periods of time due to the disease. This gave the British sailors a significant advantage. Their lime usage also led to them acquiring the less than flattering nickname, Limey.
Today, lime is used in a wide assortment of recipes. In certain chutneys and pickles, lime is a key ingredient. The fruits juice is used to flavour a large number of confectionary treats, drinks and food. Lime pickles are an integral component of Indian food, and the fruit is also a frequent ingredient found in Thai, Vietnamese and Mexican dishes. Lime production is spread across the world, with the biggest cultivators including India, Mexico, China and Argentina.
Simple Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie is a classic American dessert which delivers a refreshing and zesty treat to end a meal. Whipped cream, lime and a buttery biscuit base its a combination which, despite its simplicity, packs in bags of flavour by the slice. The simplicity also stretches to the recipe instructions, which makes this key lime pie particularly enticing.
What you will need:
- To begin, preheat the oven to gas mark 3/160C.
- Now its time turn the digestive biscuits into crumbs. This can be done in two ways. Firstly, you can get a food processor and blend the biscuits up. Alternatively, place the biscuits into a plastic bag and smash them up with a rolling pin. The latter is the recommended option for those needing to relieve some stress!
- With the biscuit crumbs ready, mix these with the melted butter. Grab a 22cm tart tin one which preferably has a loose base and press this buttery biscuit mix into the base and sides of the tin. Bake this in the oven for ten minutes. Once done, remove and let the base cool.
- Place the egg yolks into a large bowl. With an electric hand mixer, whisk these up for a minute. Now add the condensed milk and whisk for a further three minutes. Along with grating the four limes for their zest, squeeze the juice from the fruit. With everything in the bowl, whisk together for three minutes.
- Pour the filling mixture into the base. Place the pie into the oven for 15 minutes. Once done, patience is required for the next step as the pie needs to chill for at least three hours.
- When the pie is ready to be served, you can begin preparing the whipped cream. Place the fresh cream and Monin Lime Syrup into a whipped cream dispenser. Attach a cream charger and shake the dispenser for a few seconds, allowing time for the ingredients to combine and produce fluffy lime-infused whipped cream. To finish, squirt the cream onto the pie and sprinkle a small amount of lime zest on top.
NOTE: If Monin Lime Syrup is mixed with Milk/Steamed Milk/Hot Milk it will curdle dues to the citrus within the syrup, please note before purchase.