Remember a few posts ago when I said I wasn’t a baker?
Well turns out that inspirational apron from my sister paired with my sweet tooth has invaded my kitchen.
That may not seem particularly impressive to the well-heeled Donna Reid with all her cute aprons and perfectly cinched dresses. But to this once self-proclaimed ‘non-baker’ and to my Sweets who reaps the sweet-treat benefits, it’s a pretty big deal.
And much to my workout routines dismay turns out I’m a pretty good baker and sadly I have yet to follow the “only buy Halloween candy you DON’T like” rule when it comes to baking. So when I recently had a craving for one of my very favorite pies (next to Strawberry Rhubarb) I decided to give it a try – Sweetie & The Kitchen style.
But tackling a pie seemed a little daunting, aesthetically at least.
One of my big problems with baking is making the stuff look pretty. My attempts at cake usually involves a sink hole, cookies are usually more blob-ish that round, my brownies do not know the meaning of square and decorating… no… I’d rather not go there.
With all these hurdles up against me I could only feverishly sweat thinking of what I might do to a pie! And being that there’s just one of them… it would be like a single shot… no do-overs. You mess up that pie and guess what your stuck with? An ugly pie.
Too much pressure. I’m just going to do bars. So what if the first 10 look like more like a cobbler than a bar – I can hope the last 6 might vaguely resemble the cute little square that caught my eye on The Kitchen Sink.
Because I’m still a rookie when it comes to baking I rely pretty heavily on both recipes and pictures of those recipes.
Googling Key Lime Squares I found The Kitchen Sink and their take (adapted from Martha Stewart) on the treat – although they ask you don’t call them Key Lime Squares. In any event the picture fit the bill and so I was happy to see that the recipe seemed like a challenge I could meet.
Key Lime Squarish looking things
Adapted from The Kitchen Sink
Makes around 16 squares