MrsDrWho had some lemon slice at brunch on Saturday, though she felt it wasn't lemony enough. I think I have spoiled her for other lemon things as I add A Lot of lemon because her dad likes it!!
So here's the Coconut Lemon Slice from my childhood. My nan and mum made this a lot, along with a chocolate version and a ginger slice too. Strangely neither Nestles nor Arnotts had a recipe for this that I could find.
Things I learned: always put the slice in the fridge otherwise it stays kind of bendy, and baking paper is your friend.
- 3/4 cup condensed milk
- 1/3 cup butter
- zest of 2 lemons
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 packet of Milk Coffee biscuits made into crumbs (250g)
- 2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
- 50 ml lemon juice
- extra coconut
Press into the lined tray and you can use a small straight glass as a rolling pin to even out the top.
Meanwhile put the icing sugar and lemon juice for the topping into a pan or microwave and heat a little, till it's just warm. Mix and then spread over the slice and sprinkle with extra coconut.
Refrigerate and then cut into smaller pieces. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for optimum enjoyment.
PS It took 12 tries to get a halfway decent picture!!!