"Lemon" Slice

Today was my day at home with Oscar and we decided to make “lemon” slice.  Lemons are quite high in salicylates, so Oscar can’t have them, but citric acidmakes a good substitute.  I adapted this recipe from the Nestle one on the condensed milk label.

“Lemon” Slice (Low Chem)

“Lemon” Slice
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup plain wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 400g can skim sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice substitute (add extra citric acid for a stronger “lemon” flavour)
  • 2 tbsp plain flour, extra
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1 tbspn icing sugar, extra
  • Citric acid
  1.  Preheat the oven to 180C.  Line a 20 x 20cm slice or cake tin with grease proof paper.
  2. Sift the two flours and icing sugar together, adding the husks back in.
  3. Melt the butter and add to the flour mixture, mix well.  Press into the slice tin.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the condensed milk and egg into a large bowl and beat well.  Add the lemon juice substitute, extra flour and baking powder and beat until combined.  Pour over the base and bake for another 25 minutes or until the top is set.
  5. Allow to cool slightly, then lift out of pan and place onto a wire rack.
  6. Sift extra icing sugar and combine with 1/2 to 1 tspn citric acid (depending on how strong you want the “lemon” flavour).  Sprinkle over the slice while still warm.
  7. Cut into pieces (makes 20) when cool and store in the fridge.
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