For some strange (stupid?) reason, whenever I'm feeling unwell -a rarity these days- I feel the need to eat really sugary treats. I should be nourishing my body with fruits, vegetables, wholefoods and homemade broths- but smart I am not. I give my body what it's craving- fruit tingles and lemon slice. Since I can't make the former, I would like to share a recipe for the latter. Which by the way, I have demolished in record time- the whole slice gone in under 24 hours. It's a breath of fresh air (through my blocked sinus-y head that seriously feels like a pressure cooker).
It's simple to make- no bake, no fuss and you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days. I've been making this one for years and it's always a winner. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! x
2 x 250 grams plain biscuits- crushed (we used one pack of scotch finger/ one pack of granita)
1 cup dessicated coconut
1 x 395 gram tin sweetened condensed milk
200 grams unsalted butter
1/3 cup lemon juice
rind of 2 lemons
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
50grams unsalted butter
2 cups icing sugar
Line a 20cms x 30cms airtight container with baking paper (making sure there is a overhang on all edges)
Mixed crushed biscuits and coconut in a bowl. Add all other base ingredients in bowl & mix.
Press mixture into container and refrigerate.
Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread onto base evenly and refrigerated until firm.
Cut into squares to serve.