Versatile Lime Sugar
This lime flavored sugar can be used for sprinkling on fruits, used to sweeten iced tea or lemonade, or sprinkled on cakes and cookies.
2 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- Remove zest from limes in thin strips using a vegetable peeler. Cut away any white pith from the zest (it imparts a bitter flavor).
- Chop zest and then grind in a food processor along with the sugar until the mixture is pale green with bits of zest still visible.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
Tip: For variation, substitute other citrus fruits for the lime, including lemons, oranges, tangerines and grapefruit.