Lemon Slice is one of those yummy treats that takes me back to my childhood. It reminds me of our Primary School Fetes, I can remember walking past the cake stall, eyeing off all the delicious treats carefully arranged on the tressle tables and promising myself I would come back and visit soon. Alas the lure of the games and lucky jar stalls was always too enticing, and by the time I eventually made it back, all of my favourites were long gone.
When I started working in a bakery during my teenage years, it was like I was back at the school fete. So many cakes and pastries to entice me, however often by the time my break came around, many would have already disappeared. I will admit now (some 11 years later) that sometimes I would sneak a piece of Lemon and Coconut Slice or my other favourite – a blueberry muffin aside at the start of my shift to ensure I wouldn’t miss out.
Making this slice brought back all of these memories and then some. It’s surprising really that I have waited this long to make t. There really isn’t a lot to this recipe, and I think I’m now in danger of making it regularly.
Lemon and Coconut Slice
- 50 g of butter - chopped
- 395 g can of condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 250 g of plain sweet biscuits - crushed
- ½ cup of desiccated coconut
- Lemon Icing
- 1 ¾ cup of icing sugar mixture
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Grease and line the base and sides of a lamington tray (28 x 18cm)
- Place the butter and condensed milk into a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until smooth. Add the lemon juice, stir to combine and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the crushed biscuits and coconut and stir in the condensed milk mixture.
- Spoon into the baking tray, and using metal spoon, push the mixture firmly and evenly across the tray.
- Lemon Icing:
- Combine the Icing Sugar mixture and the extra lemon juice in a small saucepan over a low heat.
- Stir until the mixture is warmed through and completely smooth.
- Pour over the slice immediately and place in the fridge for three hours or until set.
- Cut into small squares to serve.
Do you have a favourite childhood cake or slice?
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