Lemon and Lime Drizzle Sauce

Prep Time: 0:15
Cook Time: 0:00
Serves: 4

Ingredients / Shopping List

1 lemon

1 lime

60g soft brown sugar

30g icing sugar

1 heaped teaspoon cornflour

250ml water

Prep to Cook: Zester, pan of microwave jug, basin, tablespoon. wooden spoon

Prep: 1. Prep the fruit:

Prepare the citrus fruits by grating the zest from both with fine grater

Squeeze the juice from the fruit

2.  Prep the sauce:  

Heating the juice and zest and water in a pan or in the microwave

Stir in the sugar, soft brown and icing and stir until melted

In a basin blend the cornflour with a little cold water until it is smooth

Pour into the pan and stir to thicken the juice

Keep stirring until the sauce re-boils

Stir and taste

Serve warm not hot

Check it out!

Lemon and lime drizzle sauce is tangy, citric and sweet so it works well served with dessert cakes.  You cannot buy any other sauce that has this exciting taste.

This sauce goes well with cake puddings such as Golden date dessert.  It can be made well in advance and stored in the refrigerator.  Serve it warm even with ice-cream.

Recipe Science

Cooks Know How: You will be amazed how zesting the lemon and lime makes the whole room fragrant with citrus.  You will see how cornflour blends with cold water quite easily and has no lumps.  This would not be true for wheat flour.  You will recognise the way the cornflour thickens as the water reaches boiling and the sauce turns fairly clear.  The sugar acts as a sweetener and you will use your own tasting skills to adjust the amount of sugar.