Yes, another slice recipe…! I found this little gem on the Chelsea Sugar website. I love lemon flavours like some people enjoy chocolate. Hmmmmm. This is a simple recipe – absolutely easy enough to make with a little person ‘helping out!’ I’ve made it as a lunchbox filler, when we’ve got people calling over for morning or afternoon tea on the weekend, or just ‘coz. It’s always enjoyed.
125g softened butter
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup icing Sugar
1 cup sugar (caster or normal – doesn’t seem to matter)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 Tbsp grated lemon rind (optional)
2 Tbsp custard powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
Step 1: In a food processor mix the butter, flour and icing sugar until it forms a soft dough around the blade.
Step 2: Press into the base of a baking paper lined 20×30 cm slice or sponge roll tin*. Bake at 180°C for 15 – 20 minutes until lightly golden.
Step 3: Mix Caster sugar, lemon juice (and rind, if using), custard powder, baking powder and eggs in the food processor until well combined.
Step 4: Carefully pour over the warm pastry base and bake a further 25 minutes until set.
Step 5: Cut into slices when cold and if sprinkle with icing sugar.
*If you forget to line the tin with baking paper (like I did), don’t panic, it’ll still work out fine 🙂