Looking for something sweet to spread on your pancakes, on toast? This is a spread you’d want to put on everything! A little goes a long way though. It’s very very sweet and tastes of wonderful coconut and lime.
This is a recipe from Saveur called “Sunshine in a Jar” and rightly so!
Michael Kraus writes about discovering this little gem while in beautiful St. Barth’s – a place so close to heaven that I can only describe it as paradise!
Coconut and lime thrive in our hot, tropical Indian weather and getting all the ingredients from literally my own backyard was a huge plus.
Coconut Lime “Sunshine” Spread
I made several changes to the recipe, but have linked to the original.
( adapted from a recipe from Saveur and originally from Stéphane Mazières, former chef at Hôtel Le Toiny in St. Barths)
26 ounces unsweetened Coconut Milk
1 3/4 cup powdered Sugar
1/4 tsp Cornstarch
Zest of one Lime
On medium low heat, bring the coconut milk and sugar to a simmer. Stir occasionally until the the mixture is reduced to about 2 cups, about 1 1/2 hours.
Add the lime zest and the cornstarch and bring to a boil and stir for a minute.
Remove from heat and pour into sterilized glass bottles. Refrigerate up to a week.
I poured them into several small bottles to give away as gifts. The gift of sunshine 🙂
I can’t wait to try it with some crusty baguettes – which I’m thinking about right now since that’s my next bread project!!