Monday, 6 July 2015

Tangy Lemon Slice

A local request for some lemons was met with an avalanche. Because in Adelaide it is winter and winter means citrus and lots of it. I was overjoyed by the generosity of the community I live in and so thankful that people with abundance are prepared to share. I will certainly be sending some pickle their way once it is made.

While I was hoping to get some nice thin skinned lemons to make a gorgeous Indian Spiced Pickle,  most of the lemons had thick skins. So the pickle I was going to make wouldn't work with the thicker skinned lemons. 

Hey, no complaints, I can still make a pickle, but will need to change my recipe to suit and that means buying asafoetida powder and Nigella seeds and then I can get pickling.  

In the meantime I am making a batch of Lemon Curd and a gorgeous soft, sweet and very lemony slice.

Tangy Lemon Slice


21/4 cups plain flour
2 cups of caster sugar
1 cup of butter softened
4 eggs
juice of 2 lemons
icing sugar for dusting

Pre heat oven to 160º fan forced/180º/gas 4
Place 2 cups of plain flour, butter and 1/2 cup of caster sugar in a bowl and whisk together.
Press this mixture into a non stick, un-greased 22 x 33 cm (9 x 13 inch) pan, using the back of your hand. 

Bake this in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven.

While the base is baking, start making the topping. Take the remaining 11/2 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup of flour and mix. Add the eggs and then the sieved lemon juice and whisk this all together. 

Pour this over the baked crust and return to the oven immediately, baking for another 20 minutes.

Cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn onto a wire rack. The slice will appear quick soft at first but it will harden up as it cools.

Once the slice is cold, cut into the desired pieces and dust with icing sugar.

This is a very easy recipe and one that we all love. Hard to make enough because everyone asks for seconds and a slab of it disappears in no time. I like that! 

Gather some lemons, wait for a rainy day in the kitchen and get juicing.

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