Recipe

Lemon slice

This classic treat perfectly balances sweet and tart, creating a wonderfully creamy and flavoursome lemon slice. Enjoy a piece with a mug of hot tea or coffee.

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Makes 24
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Ingredients

Lemon slice
  • 250 gram plain sweet biscuits
  • 90 gram butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Lemon icing
  • 1 1/4 cup (200g) icing sugar
  • 15 gram butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

Lemon slice
  • 1
    Grease 19cm x 29cm slice pan; line base and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm over long sides.
  • 2
    Process 200 grams of the biscuits until fine. Chop remaining biscuits coarsely.
  • 3
    Combine butter, milk, rind and juice in small saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth.
  • 4
    Combine processed and chopped biscuits in medium bowl; stir in butter mixture. Press mixture firmly into pan refrigerate, covered, about 20 minutes or until set.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, make lemon icing: Stir ingredients in small heatproof bowl over small saucepan of simmering water until smooth.
  • 6
    Spread mixture over slice. Refrigerate until firm before cutting into 24 squares.

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