No-Bake Lemon Slice

IMG_1831 IMG_1823I just couldn’t resist. After making the no-bake peanut butter slice I knew I had discovered a huge section of unbaked goodies that I had yet to explore. A section I plan on expanding in the near future (Somehow no-bake treats become more and more appealing as Summer approaches. Maybe I just don’t want to make the kitchen hotter than it already is, maybe the heat is making me lazy.)

Either way, i’m loving the minimal dishes and no-fuss ‘whip it all together in a bowl’ attitude this category of baking flaunts. Did I mention a typically short ingredient list paired with an even shorter prep time? No wonder I’m in love.

While I would have loved to have posted a cake to me, it’s bad luck. That and I’ve been so busy making an entire week out of my birthday that I haven’t actually made anything this week… This lemon slice was made a couple of weeks ago that I never got around to posting so decided it would be a good one for a rainy day. Mum made me a most beautiful oasis pound cake (Coconut and pineapple) as well as a butterscotch no-bake (very on topic) cheesecake!! It was so delicious, creamy and smooth. A perfect way to end a perfect day #2 of my birthday week.

No-Bake Lemon Slice
Adapted from High Tea With Dragons

Base

  • 185g butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 3/4 packets of wine biscuits, crushed
  • rind of 2 lemons

Icing

  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons and rind of 1

Melt butter, brown sugar and condensed milk until butter has melted. Do not boil.

Remove from heat and mix in crushed biscuits and lemon rind.

Mix well and press into a lined tin. Place in fridge to cool for 30 minutes.

Beat butter and icing sugar until really light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add half the juice and all the rind, beat for another minute. Add the remaining lemon juice and beat for another minute or so until well incorporated.

Spread lemon icing on base and place in fridge to set completely.

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