Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lemon Lover's Slice

J'adore Lemons

This is my favourite lemon recipe (other than lemon cheesecake, pie, sorbet, muffins).

Well, it's my favourite lemon SLICE recipe.

I'm sharing it because I know there must be others out there, passionate about the lemon. I know my best friend is, I really hope she reads this and makes it for her kids this week!!!

It is also made entirely in a food processor. I know, that means you have to wash all the bits afterwards. But I promise. It will be worth it.

HUGE thanks to Simon and Alison Holst and their "100 Favourite Muffins and Slices" book.
Spread the word!!
Lemon Squares
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
125g cold butter

1 1/2 cups of sugar
rind of 1 lemon
3 large eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice (two small lemons)
1/4 cup self raising flour

Preheat oven 160C
Line a slice tray with big piece of baking paper. It needs to be well covered (23cm square pan recommended).

Into the food processor goes the BASE ingredients.
Combine until it looks like fine crumbs.
Press into tray.
Bake for 15 -20 minutes until firm and straw coloured. Prepare topping while base is cooking.

For topping, process the sugar and lemon rind together (at this point I insist that you remove the lid and shove your head in. Take a great big sniff, it is AMAZING)
Add eggs, lemon juice and flour until completely combined and smooth. It should be runny. (Kind of looks like a delicious lemony egg-nog. But don't drink it, the slice just isn't the same without it!!!)

Ok, pour this topping mixture over the hot base and pop back into oven for another 30 minutes.
It is cooked when the top is golden, lightly browned and the centre doesn't wobble when the pan is jiggled.
(Here's the worst bit) Wait until it is COLD before cutting into squares!!!

Yum yum yum!
I hadn't made it for a while and the kids were begging for another piece this arvo. So quick, Off you go!! Go and make some!!!


  1. yumbo.
    Yes I heart the lemon too.....mmmm especially any dessert variety. Oooh and I have that book too! Have never gotten around to trying that recipe out though

  2. Ooo la la. I am a HUGE HUGE lemon fan. And yay, I have all the ingredients in the house - I know what I'm doing tomorrow avo now!

    p.s. Try out our lemon and poppy seed muffin recipe sometime (it's on the Cooking page). It's one of our signature bakes :-)

  3. sounds delish! will definitely have to give this a go. I <3 lemons, especially the ones from our garden!

  4. I wonder what the children (and Wendy!) would say if the cornflake crunch was replaced by the lemon slice. Hmmm. Perhaps I'll just make both. I love lemon slice (is there anyone who doesn't?) but I rarely eat cakes and sweet things so I'll have to make it when I know there'll be willing mouths to help finish it.

    Wash the food processor? That's a step too far. I'll iron and do housework but the machine washes the food processor. Mind you life's come to something when emptying the dishwasher has become a chore.

  5. I saw this on the bottom of one of your other posts the other day and had to try it - so good! I have had a few baking disasters lately and was skeptical when the base mixture was so dry, but it came out great and everyone loved it, thanks! (I wish our lemon tree produced more than 2 lemons a year...)

  6. Just found the link for this on one of my other blogs, sounds amazing, just about to head off and make it, we were planning on a baking day today anyway!


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