Friday, 4 March 2011

Sticky Lemon Slice

I found this fabulous recipe on a Blog the other day. Lesley has just started blogging and her Blog 'Eat Etc' is well worth a visit. I am looking forward to much more. This recipe is so easy and yet so divinely sweet and tangy I'll be making it again and again. These little bars are lovely with a cup of tea or with a big dollop of double cream on top. It contrasts with the tang of the lemon perfectly. Thank you Lesley for a real keeper.

Sticky Lemon Slice

225g/8oz unsalted butter, softened
70g/2 1/2 oz icing sugar
275g/10oz plain flour

400g /14 oz granulated sugar
4 medium eggs, beaten
4 tbsp plain flour

1 tsp baking powder
grated zest of 2 lemons
90ml lemon juice, strained
icing sugar to dust

Preheat oven to 170. C./150.C Fan/325.F/Gas3
 Line base of non-stick 32 x 21cm/ 12" x 8" Swiss roll tin with baking paper.

Put butter in food processor and process until whipped.
Add icing sugar and process until light in colour (creamed). 
Add flour and process until mixture forms a ball.  
Tip into tin and press flat.  If mixture is sticky, keep your fingers dusted with flour. 
Bake 15 minutes, then remove from oven. 
Leave oven on.  
While base is cooling, make topping.

Topping: Tip sugar into the cleaned bowl of food processor and add eggs.  Process 1 minute. 
Transfer mixture to a bowl, sprinkle flour and baking powder over top.  Add lemon zest and juice, mixing together with a large spoon.  
Pour mixture on top of base (it will fill the tin).  
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden and firmish to touch.
Cool in the tin, then dust with icing sugar and cut into squares. 
Transfer to airtight container when cool.  Will keep for 3-5 days.

My Notes 
I found the base was very sticky so I added a tablespoon of flour to the food processor and whizzed again 

Thank you Lesley for a great recipe


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, divine! I am a big fan of slices and citrusy treats.



Gloria said...

These sticky lemon slices look perfect Brenda I adore all with lemon I have todo! when I make I will tell you! huggs gloria

Grannymar said...

I think I am a lemony person. That sounds like more!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

god these sound divine... must try them, thanks for the recipe x

Rhyleysgranny said...

Rosa and Gloria - These will definitely be for you then. :)

Grannymar - You too then :)

Dom - Enjoy :)

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

I can almost taste the tart sweetness from the photo. These must be incredible.

Kelly-Jane said...

They looks wonderful. Will vivit Lesley's blog.

Brownieville Girl said...

Fantastic photo - can almost taste them! You are great at searching out tasty recipes - thanks.

I'm off to Lesley's blog too.

Lesley said...

Thank you so much for the mention and I am glad you liked them. I loved the way you styled them in the photo.

Choclette said...

These look fabulous - just wondering how I could make these to include chocolate as I want to make them now. A chocolate base perhaps!

''Cucina di Barbara'' said...

They look gorgious! I like your picture too!
Have a nice evening!

The Caked Crusader said...

Mr CC would love these - I shall have to save the recipe for a reward for him!

Zoe said...

This is definitely a keeper recipe. Your photo of this slice speaks for itself and more than a thousand words. Very nice slices!

Domestic Goddess Wannabe said...

I could eat one of these now - so much for giving up cakes for lent!

barefoot said...

i love the recipe!!!

Roberta Smith said...

Visited for the first time just the other day and the recipes all look so totally scrumptious. But I must ask, was it just me, or did I see a delectable recipe here the other day for baked mac and cheese that has suddenly disappeared?

Rhyleysgranny said...

Hi Roberta. Thank you for your comments.I haven't a mac cheese recipe just cauli cheese. However there is a very good one in a blog I visit so maybe you saw it there.

Crepes of Wrath said...

The name is so tempting - sticky lemon slice. Yes please!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

My mouth is watering just looking at these! I love fruit desserts and especially lemon! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

LF said...

I love lemon in both sweet and savoury dishes. Looks very appealing!

Rosita Vargas said...

Un estupendo dulce de limón, se ve delicioso y gourmet,abrazos me quedo en tu linda cocina,cariños y abrazos.

Maria♥ said...

Mmmmm these Lemon slices look so yummy!


Mary said...

Sticky lemon slice just sounds so much more delicious than plain old lemon squares. I must make this--I love lemon!