One of my favourite foods from my childhood is lemon slice. My auntie used to make the most delicious one and it was all I could do to stop myself gobbling a whole plateful when I visited. Then I learnt to make it in Home Ec and there was no stopping me. Until I left home that is, and went through an “I don’t cook phase”.
That lasted about 8 years I’m sorry to say and I forgot some of my favourite recipes (no, I didn’t write them down – I had a mind like a steel trap back then. Gone now, but that’s another story). Like how to make lemon slice. I knew the ingredients, but when I wanted to make it again I could never get the proportions right. I was either too dry and crumbly or too soggy.
Then, one fateful day Planning Queen posted a lemon slice recipe on her blog. It was THE ONE.
Crush a packet of plain sweet biscuits. This is a fun job for the kids. Stand back though, they can get a bit wild with the rolling pin.
Stir it all till it’s well combined.
Press the mixture firmly into a slice tin
Ice with lemon icing – about 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar, the juice of a lemon and water if needed. Sprinkle with coconut and pop it in the fridge for an hour or two, till the icing is set (if you can wait that long).