Wednesday, 7 October 2015

LEMON SLICE...with coconut meringue

180 grams  butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups plain flour

1 1/2 cups caster sugar
4 eggs
2 egg yolks
finely grated zest of 1 large lemon
2/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup plain flour

2 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup shredded coconut

grease and flour an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. preheat oven to 170 c.

BASE..using an electric mixer beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until pale and creamy.

beat in the egg.

fold in the flour.

press into the bottom of the baking dish.

cook the base for 25 minutes or until golden. put aside.

FILLING, using an electric mixer,  beat the sugar, eggs, yolks, lemon rind and lemon juice in a bowl. beat in flour on low speed.

Pour over the base.

cook for 30 minutes or until firm. remove from oven and put aside.

turn oven up to 180 c.

beat the egg whites until stiff.

beat in the sugar in 2 batches, beating well after each addition.

stir in the coconut and spread meringue over the top of slice.

cook until lightly browned.

cool completely then refrigerate till firm.

cut into squares to serve.

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