NO-BAKE LEMON SLICE

No-Bake Lemon Slice by Eliza Ellis

TODAY I HAVE A SIMPLE BUT DELICIOUS LEMON RECIPE - NO-BAKE LEMON SLICE!

This is always a favorite at parties and fetes, and it's loved by kids and adults alike.

I only learnt to make this a few years ago, but it's become one of my standard go-to recipes - simply because it's easy, popular and foolproof.




A moreish coconut biscuit base is topped with sharp, sweet lemon icing - trust me, if you love lemons, you'll just adore this slice!


NO-BAKE LEMON SLICE:
 
 
No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP ONE: For the base you will need 2 packets (500g) plain, sweet, crushed biscuits, 100g dessicated coconut, 1 can (400g) condensed milk, 200g melted butter and the zest of two smallish lemons. You will also need to grease a lamington tin, and line it with baking paper.


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP TWO: Combine all ingredients for the base and mix well...


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


... the mixture should clump together nicely, but not be too sticky. (If it is too sticky, add a little more coconut, if it's too dry and crumbly, add a little more melted butter.)


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP THREE: Tip the mixture into your lamington tin and press it down firmly and evenly...


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


... I like to use the bottom of a small plastic container to press biscuit bases, rather than the traditional drinking glass.

It's nice and square so I can get right into the corners, and I just dampen it with water to stop the biscuit base sticking.


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP FOUR: When it's all firm and even, pop the base in the fridge for an hour or two to harden.


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP FIVE: When your base has hardened, make the icing. You'll need 310g icing sugar, 2 tablespoons soft butter, and the juice of two small lemons. You will also need a tablespoon or so of dessicated coconut to sprinkle on top.


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP SIX: Combine icing sugar and butter, then add the lemon juice - a little at a time - until your icing is thick but spreadable. (Mine was very similar to the consistency of creamed butter and sugar.)


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP SEVEN: Spread your icing over the top of the hardened slice. It might not look like there's enough icing to cover the slice, but it's actually just right - even if you use a smaller tin, the proportion of biscuit base to icing is perfect.


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP EIGHT: Sprinkle the coconut lightly over the icing, and refrigerate for an hour or two to let it set.


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


STEP NINE: When the slice is set, loosen the edges and use the baking paper to remove it from the tin.

Slice with a straight bladed knife and store in the fridge. You can store this slice for three to five days - but I doubt it will last that long!


No-Bake Lemon Slice - Easy Baking Ideas from Eliza Ellis


So there we go :) An easy, moreish, No-Bake Lemon Slice! I hope you enjoyed this recipe, and, as ever, let me know if you make it!

And you can check out some of my other Unofficial Lemon Week recipes here:

Preserved Lemons
Salad Days: Three Lemon Dressings
Classic Lemon Butter
Homemade Lemon Cordial
Simple Gremolata


All the best,

Eliza.


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