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Little Minnie

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key lime squares 6/05 Cooking Light
      06/08/05 07:44 AM

Streusel-Topped Key Lime Squares

If you can't find key limes, you can use regular Persian limes, but the squares won't be quite as tart. You can get key lime juice in little bottles.


1/4 cup butter, softened marg.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
Cooking spray
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
3 large eggs egg beaters
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°.
Place first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until creamy (about 2 minutes). Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Gradually add 1 cup flour to butter mixture, beating at low speed until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gently press two-thirds of mixture (about 1 1/3 cups) into bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; set remaining 2/3 cup flour mixture aside. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until just beginning to brown.

3. Combine 2/3 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add lime juice and eggs, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Pour mixture over crust. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Remove pan from oven (do not turn oven off); sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup flour mixture evenly over egg mixture. Bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar.

Yield: 16 servings (serving size: 1 square)

CALORIES 121(29% from fat); FAT 3.9g (sat 1.7g,mono 1.5g,poly 0.3g); PROTEIN 2.2g; CHOLESTEROL 47mg; CALCIUM 21mg; SODIUM 93mg; FIBER 0.3g; IRON 0.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 19.9g
Cooking Light, JUNE 2005


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IBS-A for 20 years with terrible bloating and gas. On the diet since April 2004. Remember this from Heather's information pages:
"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!

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