Friday, May 18, 2012

Lemon Slice

This is one of those childhood treats my Mum and Nana would make often. It's a simple, no bake, no fuss crowd pleaser. Guaranteed if my Mum put a plate of lemon slice out for any occassion they would all be gone in a matter of seconds!

It's a lovely combination of that buttery biscuit base we all love, creamy lemony frosting and that delicate flavour from the coconut. This is wonderful for picnics, afternoon tea or any time really you feel like a special sweet something. Also a lovely gift for your family and friends.

Lemon Slice

2 packets or sleeves of maria biscuits or arrowroot biscuits (400g)

140g or 1 stick plus 2 tblsp of melted butter

1 1/2 cups unsweetened medium coconut

1 1/2 tins sweetened condensed milk

2 tblsp finely grated lemon zest


3 cups icing sugar, sifted

3 tblsp butter, room temperature

4 1/2 tblsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Crush biscuits finely in food processor, make sure the crumbs are fine, no big chunks. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and then add the coconut to the biscuit crumbs, mix. Add lemon zest and mix well to combine.

Combine melted butter and condensed milk and pour into crumb mixture, stir well. Press into a lightly greased and parchment lined tin (33cmx23cm). I use the back of a dessert spoon, this may take a couple of minutes so be patient and take the time to evenly spread the base into the pan. Put into the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

To make the icing, just mix toegther all the ingreidents with a wooden spoon. Icing shouldn't be too runny, your after a nice spreadable icing, so adjust the sugar and juice to your liking if need be. Top with a generous sprinkle of the coconut, put back into fridge for the icing to set, cut into squares and enjoy.

Store your slice in the fridge.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to see this one on your blog, I can make it while we are travelling - ovenless. thankyou!!