Lemon Coconut Slice Recipe
This quick and easy no-bake slice has a moist, coconutty base and a soft, sweet lemon icing. It is finished with a sprinkling of coconut. You'll need one or two lemons for this recipe.
Please note: We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes. If you are using a 15ml tablespoon, you will need to use 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in the base and 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in the icing.
Makes about 18 pieces (each about 4.5cm by 6cm).
250g (3/4 cup) sweetened condensed milk
250g Nice biscuits (we use Arnott's brand)
85g (1 cup) desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon (20ml) fresh lemon juice
250g (1 3/4 cups) icing sugar
2 tablespoons (40ml) fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons desiccated coconut, for sprinkling on top of slice
Grease an 18cm by 28cm slice pan or baking dish and line pan/dish with baking paper.
Place butter and condensed milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat when butter has melted and mixture is smooth. © exclusivelyfood.com.au
Finely crush biscuits using a blender or food processor. Stir crushed biscuits and coconut together in a large bowl until well combined.
Stir lemon juice into condensed milk mixture.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until well combined. The mixture will appear quite wet at this stage.
Press mixture into the prepared pan. The base of a flat-bottomed glass can be used to help press the mixture down firmly and smoothly. Refrigerate while preparing icing (see instructions below).
Spread lemon icing over slice and sprinkle with extra coconut.
Refrigerate slice until cold and firm then remove from the pan and cut into pieces. Store slice in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Combine icing sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until mixture is warm to the touch and completely smooth. Remove from heat and use immediately. © www.exclusivelyfood.com.au