An oaty biscuit base, a tangy filling and a crumbly topping make up the layers of this lovely Lemon Crumble Slice.
A lovely and lemony slice.
When a beautiful and generous friend gave me a bag full of Winter citrus from her trees recently, I set about making the most of those tangy fruits. With the juice from the fragrant lemons I made this slice, a firm favourite here in our house. The original recipe, came from Lauren and Lucy over at Thermobliss, but I tweaked it (as is my way) to cut down on the sweetness in the base and topping. Although I have a Thermomix, I don't use it to make this slice. I do it this way instead:
Lemon Crumble Slice
Base & Topping
1 1/4 cups white spelt flour (or plain flour)
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
1/3 cup dessicated coconut
170g butter, melted
1 tin condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 egg yolks
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Line a 20cm x 20cm square cake tin with baking paper.
3. Combine dry ingredients for the base/topping in a large bowl.
4. Make a well in the centre and pour in the melted butter.
5. Mix thoroughly.
6. Spoon half of this oaty mixture into the cake tin and press down gently with fingertips to cover the bottom of the tin evenly and form the biscuit base of the slice. Set remaining mixture aside.
7. Bake base for 10-15minutes until lightly golden. Cool while you make the filling.
8. Beat condensed milk, lemon juice and egg yolks together, in a clean bowl, with hand
mixer until smooth, thick and creamy.
9. Pour this lemony mixture onto the cooked base of your slice.
10. Crumble the rest of the oaty mixture over the top of the lemony filling and press this
topping down very gently with your hands.
11. Bake in oven for 20-25mins until topping is lightly golden. Remove and cool in the tin.
12. Cover and refrigerate overnight before removing from the tin and cutting into small
squares. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge.
Although I cut this slice into quite small pieces, it still seems to disappear here at a very rapid rate. You might need a lock on the fridge if you decide to give it a try!