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Monday Munchies #7

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. 

Nice slice

Coconut Lemon Slice
  • 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
Line a small slice tray with baking paper. Heat the condensed milk and butter in a pan or microwave until the butter is melted. Mix in the lemon zest and juice. Combine the biscuit crumbs and coconut in a bowl and make a well. Pour in the wet ingredients and stir well.

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!!!

If at first you don't succeed...


Lynne S of Oz

We have thousands of lemons at the moment. (We had a 50cm square box full but I tipped it out cos they were starting to go mouldy). Pity that I can't eat that slice cos it would be a good way to use two or three up :-)

Rose Red

Yum, sounds delicious! Do you use dessicated coconut or shredded coconut? I do love a lemony desserty thing. I must get a lemon tree for my backyard.


Oh Yum!!!!! I love all things sweet & lemony. I will definitely have to make this slice.

I must admit that I make the worlds best banana cake with lemon icing.....not that I'm immodest or anything LOL


Ooh, yumm!! We use a very similar recipe but it has only one lemon, not two - will definitely try it your way!

We also use Arnott's Rice Cookies for the base, so that (I think) they end up gluten free.

It's funny when your lemon tree is covered with lemons, and you start looking out for lemon recipes - so many "lemony" things use only one lemon! Last season we made lemon cordial, which did use a LOT of zest - but stacks of sugar, too :D

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