Buttermilk Lime Shortbread Bars

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I likey buttermilk.  I am fond of plucking a lime from my tree to stuff into my beer.  I adore shortbread.  Combine all these lovely tastes into Buttermilk Lime Shortbread Bars and you’d think I’d be in heaven.

Sometimes you win with a recipe and other times you walk away with a “Note to self: Meh.”

I made these when the extended family came to meet Sweet E.  I also made cupcakes to die for, but that’s another post.

The shortbread was delish, as most shortbreads are.  The taste of the limey topping was amazing.  It was the gelatinous custardy texture that threw me off.

Here’s a look (for the pics, I totally forgot to top with powdered sugar):

Buttermilk Lime Shortbread Bars

They smelled divine…they tasted like cool refreshing lime…I just couldn’t get past the texture.  But, not everyone felt that way.  I had a taker who wanted all the leftovers in her to-go package.  She LOVED them.

Because I know I’m a finicky eater, and that most folks don’t have texture issues when eating (I’m such a three-year-old sometimes!), I wanted to share these bars.

You can find the recipe over at my BFB’s site (she has no idea we’re best foodie buds): Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

If you pop over, tell her Mrs. Tucker loves her (but please don’t mention I didn’t like her lime bars).


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  1. YUM! Pinning!

  2. I don’t see how they couldn’t be good considering the flavors, but I’m with you when it comes to texture…it can really make all the difference.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      I keep thinking how I might modify the recipe to make the custard more creamy and less gelatinous…then they’d be one of my favs.

  3. Oh yummy those sure do look devine! I will have to check out this recipe, thank you!!

  4. Linda@With A Blast says

    I actually do like the texture which the peel add 🙂 It looks real good too ! Thank you for sharing at the WEDNESDAYS ADORNED FROM ABOVE Blog Hop !

  5. I have to say these look really good.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      This is why I went ahead and posted the recipe: I knew most of y’all would like them when you saw them. They were easy to make…give them a whirl!

  6. Christine aka happyvballgirl says

    Pinned this one too! Thanks! 🙂

  7. Looks delicious~ Perfect dessert for summertime:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  8. I love citrus themed treats, these sounds lovely. I found your blog through The Velvet Moon Baker on Sweet and Savoury Sunday.

  9. sue@thet2women says

    These look perfect for summer! I really love your blog and all I’ve seen thus far! I’m so glad we found one another! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place! I’m off to “Pin” this to our favorites!
    Sue @ thet2women.com


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