Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Something Sweet! Lemon and Coconut Slice

I think I could easily say this recipe is a good old aussie favourite. I will however be cautious in saying its an Australian owned recipe. We could have stolen it from our British relatives somewhere along the way, who knows? Well actually who cares!

Whenever I bring it to gatherings everyone lines up for it! Its such a simple and inexpensive recipe and everything that goes into it is a storable item and it takes very little time to make. I always have the ingredients in my store cupboard becasue it is such a crowd pleaser.

1 packet sweet biscuits - marie, scotch finger, arrowroot etc
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 shredded or dessicated coconut
100g butter
1-2tbspns lemon juice or lemon concentrate
1 1/2 cups iciing mixture.


1.  Line slice tray with baking paper (not sure of size off hand, but will note when I measure it!!!)
2. Process biscuits in processor until resembles bread crumbs. Could also beat biscuits in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin.
3. Add coconut and mix through.
4. In a medium saucepan on med/low heat melt butter and condensed milk. Stir until well combined. You will know its combined when the colour becomes one.
5. Add this mixture to the biscuit crumbs and coconut mixture and stir through until combined.
6. Press and smooth into prepared tray and refridgerate until set.
7. Sift icing mixture and add lemon juice a little bit at a time. If too running add extra icing mixture, add extra juice if too dry.
8. Spread icing onto biscuit base and sprinkle with a little bit of coconut(optional).

I do have to admit that I make this slice so often now, I can't remember the exact quantities for the icing mixture and juice. I am one of those cooks that tend to not measure, I just go with the flow! Trial and error has got me to this point, but if you try this recipe and something goes horribly wrong please do contact me and I will adjust it to what you think is right!

But my main point is, that everything on this list can be stored in your cupboard or fridge for an extended period of time. Just make sure your coconut is in an airtight container. Enjoy!


Lucy said...

My Granny used to make (and store this) in small squares. It was what she'd doily up for afternoon tea if she had unexpected company.....thank you for the nice reminder.

Jerusha said...

This has long been one of our family favourites too. Delicious. It takes me under 2 mins to do in the thermomix!! Not that you need an excuse to make it more.

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