I’ve made this a Lemon Slice a few times now – we have a tree bursting with lemons to be used. It’s absolutely delicious and very easy to make. I’ve made this to share with my colleagues and made some for Simon and Harry (our flatmate) to take to work and everyone loves it. In fact, I met up with a friend for lunch the other day and he paid for lunch so that I would owe him more Lemon Slice as pay back! It’s soooo good!
250g packet plain biscuits, crushed (use what you like – I found Farmbake White Chocolate Chip biscuits to be the best though!)
150g margarine or butter, melted
395g can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup lemon juice (approx. 3 lemons)
¼ cup desiccated coconut
Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Grease and line a 20 x 20cm square baking dish.
Mix the biscuits and melted butter together. Press the biscuit mixture into the prepared tin.
Separate the eggs, keeping the yolk. Add the yolks to the condensed milk and mix until combined. Add the lemon juice and mix again. Pour over the biscuit base and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until set.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin. Sprinkle the desiccated coconut over the top of the slice. Refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting into squares and serving.
*If you thought this was really easy (because it is) try out Dirk’s Lemon Meringue Pie, which just has an extra step added onto the end and uses up the egg whites.