Friday, 5 July 2013

Lime Slice

Last Ramadan (month of fasting for Muslims), I made (which felt like) hundreds of batches of Lemon Slice, in reality it was less than 5 however crushing so many Marie biscuits is quite strenuous work!

Now, I think it may have become a 'tradition' to eat this tangy slice after breaking our fast as when my husband was fasting just the other day he told me that he had a craving for it. I made it for him and I was so glad I did, I forgot how easy it is to make and how delicious it tastes!

The teacup, saucer and plate belonged to my Great, Great Grandmother, Nanna Lee, which has now been passed onto me. Isn't is a beautiful set!

I hadn't made it since last Ramadan, which is now almost a year ago. Its funny how you just forget about certain recipes until someone has a craving for it! This time I used limes instead of lemons as we had a whole lot in the house and I thought it be a refreshing change, however the taste remained almost the same. Use whatever citrus you have in abundance, I think orange may also turn out well.
I couldn't find Marie biscuits this time, so instead I used Tea biscuits as well as substituting butter for margarine. The base mixture should be a perfect balance of dry & wet, add a little more condensed milk if needed. Also using a food processor to crush the biscuits ensures that there are no bug clumps of biscuits in the base and a lot less arm work. Experiment with the icing, I like mine quite thick so I used quite a lot of icing sugar. If you prefer a runnier icing, use less sugar and increase the juice.

Here is the recipe -


Base -
1 packet of Marie biscuits
1/2  375g tin of condensed milk
125g butter, melted
rind of 1 large lemon or 3 small limes
1 cup desiccated coconut

Icing -
1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
juice of 5 small limes

Crush the biscuits until they resemble fine crumbs.
Add zest and coconut to biscuits mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter and condensed milk. 
Add biscuit mixture to butter and stir to combine. (use more condensed milk if needed)
Press into a slice tin and refrigerate until firm. 

Whisk all icing mixture in a bowl and spread evenly over base. Allow to set in refrigerator before slicing.

My slice was gone within 24 hours! Be sure to snatch a piece up before everyone else does. 

Perfect with a cup of tea, enjoy!
Melanie xo