Everybody knows a great Lemon Slice recipe and my Nanna’s is no exception. Sweet and citrusy this is one of my favourites.
At Christmas time, and many other occasions throughout the year, we could always be guaranteed that Nanna’s Lemon Slice would make an appearance. I think it was one of the most popular of her repertoire. For me it was always a toss up between this Lemon Slice and Nanna’s Chocolate Slice (I’ll share that one soon) as to which was my favourite. I could never decide so just had to have a piece of each. And then, another when I still couldn’t decide.
I’ve made Nanna’s Lemon Slice many times, but unlike Nanna did, I still have to read the recipe when I make it. And when I read the recipe I always have a laugh. For example in her icing it calls for half a packet of icing sugar. Half a packet? What packet? Half a 500g packet? Half a 1kg packet? The slice base calls for half a can of condensed milk. I always wonder, were the cans the same size when she first wrote the recipe as they are now? Packaging shapes and sizes do change you know.
But don’t despair, thankfully I’ve taken all the guess work out of the recipe for you and been a bit more specific. Better for people who don’t like to experiment with their cooking, but really, it takes part of the fun out of it!
- 1 packet Marie biscuits
- Rind of 1 lemon
- 1 cup coconut
- 200 grams (1/2 can) sweetened condensed milk
- 190 grams unsalted butter, melted
- 500 grams icing sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- About 1 tablespoon milk
- Crush biscuits either in a food processor or place in a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin.
- Line a baking tin approximately 18cm x 28cm with aluminium foil.
- Mix biscuits, lemon rind, coconut, condensed milk and 190g melted butter and press into the slice tin with the back of a fork.
- Mix the icing sugar, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of melted butter in a small bowl.
- Add as much of the milk as needed for a consistency that will spread across the slice base.
- Allow the slice to set in the fridge for two hours before cutting into squares.