Hello, everybody! Mary Jane here and I have a great recipe for spring! Warm, sweet, and a little bit sour-- perfect!
First, isn't this the most beautiful rainbow? We saw it when we were working the Cub Scout fundraiser. The goal was to sell 20 bags of coffee or raise $125. We'd never sold anything before, so we Googled. Apparently, the first rule of marketing is to prove to your customers that your product has value.
Hmmmm. How did we do that? We rented a coffee dispenser, brewed five gallons of coffee, and stood outside Walmart giving out free samples. (And cookies. Everyone loves cookies.) You know, a lot of people can't drink or don't want to drink coffee. But they would donate.
Also, I paid my older kids to entertain us with some lively sea shanties, hymns, and folk songs. Probably half the money we made was from their playing but since busking is illegal in our town, I made sure to let people know they were supporting the Boy Scouts. Total raised? Over $2,000! So proud of all my kids pulling together and getting the job done. :)
So, the glaze needs 2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of water, 4 TBS of lime zest, and 1/2 cup lime juice, fresh squeezed. Boil everything together, then turn the heat down to a simmer and let it cook, stirring constantly for 20 minutes. It should reduce to a nice glaze. Taste it to make sure it's not too sweet. Add more lime juice if necessary.
Looks bad. Tastes SO GOOD.
For a garnish, lightly heat half slices of lime in a little bit of the syrup. Don't let it boil or the pith will make everything bitter. Enjoy!
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