Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Baking Blitz - Super Easy Lemon Slice

Today's under-an-hour lunchtime baking recipe comes to us from Eat My Cake Now (French and English, scroll down for the English if your French is as good as mine) and though she calls it the more elegant 'Tarte au Citron', or lemon pie, mine is more of a slice (though not a very solid one) - I suppose it could go either way.

Regardless of what you call it, this is remarkably easy, and was one of my most stress-free midday dashes since I've begun this thing. The slice has just six ingredients (lemon zest optional), and requires no special technique. If you think you can't bake, you're wrong - and you can probably do much more complicated things than this - but this would be a good starting point.

I'll freely admit that the photos on Eat My Cake Now are a lot prettier than mine - but I'm willing to bet she spent more than an hour making the pie/slice and then styling and photographing! ;-)

Lemon Slice
250g digestive biscuits
125g butter
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
125ml lemon juice (approx 3-4 lemons)
zest of one lemon (or to taste)

Preheat the oven to 180 C. Crush the digestives (in a food processor is easiest but if you don't have one pop them in a sealable bag and bash them with a rolling pin. Melt the butter then combine with the biscuits. Press into a lined tin (I found the crust too crumbly to be able to safely remove without paper underneath) - I used a brownie tin.

Combine the other ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour over the crust and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until set.

It was very decadent and delicious warm (though the chocolate I sprinkled on top didn't stand up well to the heat!) but I'm pretty keen to try it again and chill it, as I think it is probably pretty tasty that way, too.

My workmates happily gobbled it all up; one gave it a rating of 9.7/10, and they all made very appreciative noises. The only critique? Too messy to eat!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Theme Design by Quentin de Manson Web Design