I’ve been busy making macarons the last couple of days and will have a post up on those soon but I wanted to share a quick tip with you.
One of the macaron flavors I am making is Key Lime Pie. I don’t know about you but I love just about anything key lime flavored! Key limes shouldn’t be confused with normal limes; they are much smaller, often purchased in bags instead of individually, and they have a more tart flavor.
As much as I love to use them, I used to dread having to juice them because they are so tiny. I had tried putting them in my electric juicer, pressing them in a lemon press and even just squeezing them with my hands. They were too small for the juicer or lemon press and squeezing them by hand sort of worked but I could never get all the juice out. To top it off it takes a lot of them to get a decent amount of juice, because of their small size, so it would take forever.
One day I saw a tip, somewhere online, about pressing them through a garlic press. It changed everything! I can now juice an entire bag of key limes in just a few minutes! Here is what I do:
Cut the key limes in half and place one half into the garlic press, cut side down. See how nicely it fits in the press?
See how easy that was? I like to finish off by pouring the juice through a fine sieve to remove any pulp or seeds.
Just look at that beautiful juice! Now it’s read for a pie, cookies, or macaron filling like I am making.
I hope this tip was as helpful for you as it was for me. Well, back to the macarons I go.
Until next time, God Bless and Sweet Dreams.