Lemon & Lime Coconut Slice

You know that feeling when you just want to cook something but you just can’t find the perfect thing to make? Story of my life!! So, as per most Fridays, as an end of week celebration, I blast the radio and raid the cooking cupboard, looking at cook books to magazines to find that ‘perfect’ recipe. Then it’s onto bustin’ a move and cooking (simultaneously of-course!). Todays song: Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees – could there ever be a better past time?

Soooooo today I came across a Lemon Slice recipe and decided to give it a little extra punch and added lime as well which really makes this slice sing (+ it’s super duper easy and quick and no bake!). So without further ado let me present:

LEMON AND LIME COCONUT SLICE

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
125g (4oz) butter
250g (8oz) milk arrowroot biscuits
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 cup coconut (desiccated or shredded – up to you – I tend to do half each for a nice mix – but up to you)

Lemon and Lime Icing:

2 1/4 cup icing sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
20g butter
2 1/2 tablespoons coconut

Method:

1. Place sweetened condensed milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted and the mixture is combined

2. Crush biscuits very finely or put them into a food processor (either or)

 

 

Blend the bad boys up!

 

 

 

 

3. Add crushed biscuits to lemon and lime rind, and coconut and mix well

4. Add warm milk and butter mixture to biscuit crumb mixture, now here comes the fun bit!! : mix ingredients together with your hands (the best bit is licking your hands when your done :) )
5. Press into a greased tin (around 28cm x 20cm) and refrigerate for around an hour or place in the freezer for approx 20 mins – enough time to make that icing!6. Lemon and Lime Icing:
Combine sifted icing sugar, lemon and lime juice, and softened butter in a bowel and mix until smooth icing
(I know that sifted icing sugar is one of the most tedious of tasks – but I do have a handy tip for you! Place the icing sugar in a coffee grinder and grind that baby up and you’ll have ‘sifted’ icing sugar hassle and time wasting free!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Ice the with the Lemon and Lime Icing and sprinkle with shredded coconut if you would like. It makes it easy to spread the icing if you fill a glass with hot water and dip your knife in and then you can spread with ease!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy this delicious goodie!!

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36 Comments

    • thank-you!! It’s so nourish – and very light – a lovely warm season slice :)

    • thank-youu! it really is so easy – and very fresh too :)
      thanks for stopping by!

    • thanks-you Aoife!! :)
      i agree completely – citrus is just a magical flavor – don’t get me started on lemon tarts! :)

    • thank-you very much! you won’t regret it! it is so fresh and light :) let me know how it goes! 😀

  1. Yum!!! I love any kind of citrus dessert… loving that deliciously crunchy-looking base (yay for the addition of coconut!) with the sweet icing. The tip to heat your knife is a fantastic one Bec. I learned that whilst attempting to cut a cold chocolate caramel slice… it’s an absolute godsend!! xx

    • thank-you very much laura! 😀
      citrus and coconut = much made in heaven 😛
      it is very handy isn’t it! – makes icing 10 times easier!
      thank-you for your lovely comment! 😀

    • well, as the base turned out fine when set it freezer, i’m sure you could, but of course bring it out to soften well before eating :)

    • perfect!! :)
      they are so fresh and light – hope you like them 😀

    • thanks Joanne!! :)
      believe me – i’m with you there! the great thing is, it is so simple and no-bake! woo! 😀

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