This is a divine lemony slice that little miss flossy posted on her blog recently. It's a Martha recipe that works well. It's so easy and the results so excellent that I'm going to let everyone think I'm a cooking wunderkind!
For your entertainment, here's how to make it.
Creamy Lemon Slice
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cup plain flour
4 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (I used the juice and rind of 2 juicy lemons)
Heat oven to 180C. Line a square tin with baking paper.
Press dough into the tin and prick all over with a fork,.(I got all patterny with the fork.) Bake for 20 minutes until pale golden.
To make the filling, whisk together yolks, condensed milk, and lemon juice until smooth.
Pour filling over hot crust and return to oven. Bake for 25 minutes until filling is set. Cool completely in pan and refrigerate until filling is firm.
Makes about 16 squares.
The result is a crisp, shortbread crust and a firm, lemony filling. It's so good that you could cut a wedge and serve as dessert with cream and raspberries. I'm getting all sentimental just thinking about it!
*The red bowl above is from the Salvos; it's painted glass. I also have a slightly larger blue one, also from an op-shop, so it makes me think they came as a set. I'd be very excited to hear if anyone has seen something similar in another colour.