Lemon Slice, slice baby

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  1. RETARD

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    Alright stop! bake this cake and listen
    RETARD's back with this bad ass invention
    Something, grabs hold of me tightly
    It's probably my belt cos im piggin out nightly
    Will it ever stop? Yo! I don't know
    I love eating all this stuff so don't think i'll ever slow.
    To the extreme like a knife with no handle
    Now shove it in your face just as fast as you can fool.
    Slice slice baby

    Serves: 16 slices
    Prep: 10 min
    Cooking Time: 35 - 40 mins

    MMMmmm lemons :D
    Trying to make my way through some lip puckering recipes as my fruit bowl is overflowing with them.
    In fact I haven't seen this much lemon on lemon action since watching Xena: Warrior Princess.
    Ahh the memories!

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup Plain white flour
    • 1/2 cup pure icing sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter (not margarine)
    • big pinch of salt (I used flakes but whet ever you have would be fine)
    • 2 free range happy chook eggs
    • 1 cup plain white granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • Zest of 1 lemon finely grated

    METHOD

    The Base

    1. Preheat your oven to 180 deg C (not fan forced)

    2. Lightly coat a baking tray with Oil and insert some Baking paper. (it helps it to adhere to the sides & we can remove it easily too) My tray was about 20cm x 20 cm.

    3. Place the Plain Flour, Icing Sugar, Butter & Salt into a bowl them mix together with a fork til it resembles wet sand (its ok to add more icing sugar if it looks wet OR some melted butter if it looks dry)

    4. Pour the sand mixture into the baking tray. Then with the back of a spoon press down and spread the mixture evenly. It should look smooth.

    5. Cook for 15 - 20 mins until a light golden brown colour. (its ok if the edges are a slightly darker brown)

    The Lemony bit

    6. While the base cooks, mix the rest of the ingredients into a bowl and whisk thoroughly.

    7. Remove the base and pour the lemon mixture over the top

    8. Place back into the oven for 15 - 20 minutes until the lemon topping stays firm (doesn't wobble) when shaken slightly.

    9. Remove to cool at room temperature for 40 mins

    10. Place into the fridge for storage (the flavours will concentrate a bit) OR slice, then top with sifted icing sugar before stuffing your face.

    You could even be civilised like me and brew a cuppa tea :thumbup:

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    Last edited: Dec 1, 2013
  2. broccoli

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    oooh, I've got a lemon, I wonder how much juice you can get out of one lemon.
     
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    ha! I like you're enthusiasm ...
    depending how juicy they are - I used 1 & 3/4
     
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    I think it's hopeless optimism rather than enthusiasm, unfortunately. No cake for you!
     
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    suggestion: go buy a lemon :)

     
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    First, the good news. I found TWO lemons in the fridge. I've made the slice, it's in the oven.

    Secondly, the bad news. COOL FOR 40 MINUTES? I have to wait? Noooooo. :upset:
     
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    I'm demanding this lemon slice from the other half now, hopefully it'll magically appear tomorrow. Thanks RETARD. :thumbup:
     
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    Patience grasshopper.
    PS - you should keep your lemons in the fruit bowl.
    Same as for tomatoes ... juicier and more deliciorouser :)

    Enjoy your lemon slice :thumbup:
    Ooo are you married to Cosentino?
    The only thing that appears when I demand stuff is a special bird aka "the bird". I wish you luck!

     
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    I'd just like to say that this is still nice eaten warm. Also, when cold. (I feel sick)

    They are shop lemons I don't have any lemons - yet (but I've planted a tree). I bought them for something specific, can't remember what. I usually put tomatoes in the fridge because I only buy them when they are ripe.

    Patience, what's that? :lol:
     
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    lol yes its nice eaten warm :)
    However the reason for letting it cool a little is so that it doesn't crack / split when being removed from the baking tray.
    I'm guessing you ate too many :D
    I changed up the title and added a song you might sympathise with :)
     
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    I refuse to make this until RETARD uploads his youtube rendition of Slice Slice Baby.
     
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    Came for the thread title, stayed for the amusing post and nice sounding recipe. :)

    Time to make another batch of lemon curd and use some for this!
     
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    I did let it cool a "little" just not 40 minutes' worth. yeh, that just wasn't gonna happen. :lol: I had some warm, and then I had some cold (and not just a little bit, either.). I put a smidge (1/4 teasp?) of cinnamon in the crust. It didn't wreck it as far as I could tell. Next time, I'll do more base, it's a bit too sweet for my taste, less lemon, more biscuit... Do you reckon you could somehow do this with strawberries instead of lemons? I think strawberry flavour would be nice, too.

    (Why am I so greedy? Why isn't one piece enough? Why do I have to have a second?)
     
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    i'm no sure the interwebz is ready for so much awesomeness.
    Make this recipe and you might be inspired to do your own parody :D
    ha! you sick individual :D
    lemon curd is slightly different to this topping. Certainly more tart tasting.
    If your searching for a recipe :)

    cinnamon sounds plausible. One of those flavours to be light handed with, it so easy to over power. I wouldn't mind trying to bake it then add cinnamon sugar to the top and hit it with a torch to caramelise it :thumbup:
    Probably a good texture too.

    I'm not sure strawberry would set in the cooking process.
    Don't be afraid to be adventurous though!
    At worst you can heat it up as a good pudding to accompany some ice cream.
    be careful eating too much ... if there's a famine we will be the first one the skinny people will want to eat! & cos we're fat, won't be able to run away :(

     
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    It didn't taste of cinnamon at all and it didn't taste "wrong".

    Does the lemon influence the setting, I thought it would just be the eggs... (You can tell I know nothing about cooking :D)

    I am skinny. I'd hardly be worthy of a snack.
     
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    It certainly is the eggs that help it set :D
    I'd guess its more the thickness of the strawberry when passed through a sieve. probably need to adjust by volume to get it to set with the same mixture. Also it may darken slightly in the cooking process.
    I say just do it.

    Damn you skinny people.
    Oh well at least I wont need to run around in the shower to get wet :D

     
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    Maybe could add a bit of plonk to make strawberry puree a bit runnier? Or maybe just to plain custard and whack strawberries on the top? There are so many gorgeous strawberries around at the moment..... :weirdo:
     
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    Made this last night, thanks RETARD!

    The kids 'helped' so it looked really crappy.

    Tasted awesome! Everyone loved it.

    The kids didn't do a very good job of mixing the lemon mixture so it ended up with chewy toffee like bits in it. Bonus!
     
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    lol - bonus points for letting the kids help
    some of the best memories I have as a kid were doing stuff like that.
    well as you know its cheap and easy to make.
    will also freeze well for later on too if you like :thumbup:
     
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    I keep forgetting that I have this in the fridge. Thanks for bumping, heading to grab some... :lol:
     

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