I love calamansi (or calamondin). I planted a tree and waited and waited for it to bear fruit. If you have been following my blog, then you will know that I do not have a green thumb. I kill most plants. So when my calamansi tree started bearing fruit, I couldn’t believe it. I planted a tree that I didn’t eventually kill.
I eventually started harvesting bags full of calamansi. I usually just juice them and make calamansi drink or used it as an alternative to lemon juice in recipes. This time, I decided to bake ooey gooey calamansi bars. I got this recipe from the Yummy iPad app. It’s a recipe app that is filled with delicious Filipino dishes and sweets. It’s also an iPad version of the Yummy magazine.
- 1 3/4 cup plus 3 tbs all plain flour
- 2/3 cup icing sugar plus extra for dusting
- 1/4 cup corn flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup butter, cubed
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups white sugar
- 2 tsp calamansi zest
- 1/2 cup calamansi juice
- 1/3 cup milk
- Preheat oven 180degC (160degC fan forced)
- In a food processor bowl, combine the 1 3/4 cup plain flour, icing sugar, cornflour and salt. Add the cubed butter and process for about 15 seconds or until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Press onto a 33×22 cm (13x9inch) baking pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes
- In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, 3 tbs plain flour, calamansi zest and juice and milk. Pour mixture onto warm crust.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch.
- Cool on a wire rack. Slice evenly and dust with extra icing sugar.