I have always wanted to write and illustrate a children’s scratch-and-sniff book with scents that remind me of my childhood. But for some reason I don’t think the aromas that brought me joy will appeal to kids today. One of …
Lime oil is extracted from the rind of limes. Most recipes using lime oil call for just a few drops because it has a very strong flavor, so a small amount goes a long way. Lime oil can be used in place of lime zest in any recipe or added to muffins, pies, mixed drinks or salad dressings to create a fresh flavor. Most recipes using lime oil are for sweet treats to counteract the bitter bite from the lime zest, although some savory recipes can use lime oil.
- Salad dressing
- Italian dressing
- White chocolate
- Confectioners sugar
- Corn syrup
Leave out the lime zest from a recipe that calls for it, and replace each tablespoon of lime zest with 1/4 tsp. of lime oil. A whole zested lime can be replaced with 1 tsp. of lime oil.
Use two drops of lime oil per 16 oz. of salad dressing or a muffin recipe yielding 12 muffins. Whisk in the lime oil before adding any chunky ingredients.
Add 1/4 tsp. of lime oil to meat marinades, and stir well. Add 1/4 tsp. of lime oil to 12 oz. of Italian dressing to create a chicken marinade.
Melt white chocolate and add 2 drops of lime oil. Dip strawberries in the sauce for a unique summer treat.
Mix 1 cup of confectioners sugar, 1 tbsp. of corn syrup, 2 tbsp. of water and 2 drops of lime oil to make an icing glaze for any sweet pastry or bread.
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