Tuesday, 3 February 2015

No Bake Lemon Slice Recipe...

 
 
I am so chuffed that my little man still wants to cook with me in the kitchen!
 
As soon as Master Six hears the familiar clang and bang of pans and cupboards, he's there by my side, all big-eyed, eager and excited. It's so lovely to see; possibly more so because he's a boy. Little boys are all big and macho until something like a simple cooking task comes along; then they melt and go all...
 
syrupy.
 
I'm loving the sweetness too. My little grade one kid is still enthusiastic about just about everything and I am clinging to all that stickiness for as long as it lasts!

There's not been a lot of baking around our place for much of the school holidays. Our oven is still in need of repair and to be honest, I go on a bit of a kitchen strike when the school holidays hit. Cooking is the last thing I want to do when the kids are all home, the weather is good and there are places to go and things to see. Or just bouts of sofa dwelling to do.
 
Now that the school year has begun though, it's time to get back into the swing of it and start producing treats for lunchboxes on a regular basis.
 
 
Lemon slice is just divine and this post is all about a slice that needs no baking whatsoever. It's a simple recipe with very little work involved and I am pleased to say, it's my first effort in sweet baking since the new year began.
 
So proud of that I am!
 
This is a great treat for everyone to enjoy.
 
No Bake Lemon Slice:
 
250 grams crushed plain, sweet biscuits. (ie. Arnott's Marie.)
125 grams of margarine or butter.
Half a tin of condensed milk.
1 cup of desiccated coconut.
Grated lemon rind of one lemon.
 
 
Prepare dry ingredients and add to a bowl. Add condensed milk, melted margarine and lemon rind and stir to coat well until it forms a loose dough.
 
Line a lamington tin with baking paper and smooth the mixture into the pan evenly and pat down firmly. (A large spatula works really well.)
 
Top with lemon icing, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
 
When ready to serve, slice into fingers or bars according to your needs.
 
The finished slice is best stored in the refrigerator until required and is suitable for freezing. It holds up well in lunchboxes!
 
Lemon Icing:
 
One and a half cups of pure icing sugar.
3 TBSP of lemon juice.
One TBSP margarine or butter.
 
Mix all ingredients until a smooth paste is formed.


Tip: Pure icing sugar can clump easily and be very difficult to put through a sieve. You can speed things up by whizzing your sugar in a Bamix or food processor. This will take care of all the lumps without the time-consuming manual work of doing it by hand.
 
 
Do you take time out of the kitchen on school breaks too?
 
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51 comments:

  1. And here's me with an overburdened lemon tree! Thanks, this looks yummy. I never realised blogging would lead to so many awesome recipes!

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    1. I wish I had a lemon tree - lucky you! You'll love this so try it and let me know what you think. :D

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  2. You had me with the words 'no bake' and 'lemon'. Three of my favourite words when it comes to baking! Seriously this slice looks amazing and sounds so easy. I will have to try it with the girls this weekend. Thanks! #teamIBOT

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  3. I love little chefs. I have one too. They're the best side kick and I like to feel like I'm doing society a favour by teaching him to appreciate cooking form a young age! :) I love an easy recipe and not having to turn the oven on. I'll be trying this for playgroup tomorrow I'm thinking! Thanks x

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    1. How sweet are little helpers?!
      This is a great option for bring a plate events. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. No bake anything is great for me! :P I haven't been baking much because things are just so busy around here.. hope to get back into it soon.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Yes, I've been so busy too - it's been all store bought items for us for a while now. My kids are really appreciating my baking efforts again. (Except for dinners - they never love those. ;p)

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  5. Got to love a good lemon slice!
    Amber
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

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    1. If you've any other lemon slice recipes - I'd love to try it Amber!

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  6. They look divine and easy too. I just made chocolate balls with Cacao, yum.. similar to this minus the lemon.. ok nothing like it really.

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  7. I make a good lemon slice but I make it from scratch and it has to be baked. Love this alternative. It's so nice to have help in the kitchen too. :)

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    1. I love no bake recipes - especially since I have no oven to bake in...must get that fixed...

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  8. I am all for no bake cooking at the moment, so hot with the oven blaring. And I love it when the kids get in the kitchen and help. Though it is a little love-hate because it means everything takes twice as long and there is five times as much to clean up.

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    1. I know Malinda - I find trying to get close enough to the bench the biggest hassle when the kids help. They do love it though and we do it because we are kind Mummas right?!

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  9. Looks delicious. Before our neighbours killed our lemonade lemon tree, it was always full to overflowing with the most delicious lemons. We had an ongoing mini master chef challenge in the house and each week we would take turns to come up with recipes that included lemons.

    Gosh I miss them now. I had to purchase lemons this week. Couldn't believe how expensive they were.

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    1. Oh no! What happened? Awful!
      I miss having a lemon tree. Apparently peeing on them is good for them too! With this many people in our household, we should have an orchard!
      Yes, they are terribly expensive too. :/

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  10. Looks delish! I'm wondering if this will work with lemon curd instead of the condensed milk and lemon juice. I have lemon curd in the fridge and haven't a clue what to do with it. I guess there's one way to find out! Enjoy. x

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    1. Oh lemon curd - so divine! You know you can just spoon that stuff from the jar straight into your mouth don't you?! Lemon curd does not need a use around me!
      I think you could definitely try it in this recipe. It would have the same sweetness and lemon tang as well as the stickiness to bind it all - give it a try!

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    2. Just had to say lemon curd on toast is THE best thing ever....

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    3. Hahah! You tried it huh? Now you'll be hooked - better than Nutella I say!

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  11. He does look excited to be a helper, he might grow up to be a chef! The cake looks great!!
    Hope you can stop by http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/heartsie-girls-ww/
    Happy WW!!
    Karren

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  12. Yay! A great no bake recipe that's perfect for school lunch box treats! The trick will be saving it for lunchbox treats and not nibbling it at home instead!

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    1. This definitely happens - I have indulged too much!

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  13. Sounds really good and easy to make, we will most likely give it a try.
    Thanks for posting.

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  14. I'm loving the sound of this! I have lemons galore in the freezer and lemon juice too as My partners Mum has lemon trees. No bake=winner in my book too!! So cute that your darling boy likes to bake :-)

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    1. Love lemon trees and so wish we had one too. Never thought to store lemons in the freezer?? Do they survive okay?

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  15. Yum! This is so similar to the cheesecake base I make (and love), I already know that this is delicious!

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  16. As soon as I saw "no bake" I had to see. They look divine! #brilliantblogposts

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  17. He is so precious! I absolutely love this "No-Bake" recipe! Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    xx
    Lysa
    Co-Host OMHGWW
    #wordlesswednesday

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  18. We will def be making this. ASAP! Thanks for sharing them :)

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  19. Thank you for sharing. I'm keeping this recipe to try over the weekend with my girls.
    #brilliantblogposts

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  20. This looks amazing!! Might be my saturday (no) bake!!!!

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    1. Trust me, it's as good as it looks - enjoy!

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  21. Definitely pinned, and I have a random jar of some form of milk in the cupboard, I think its condensed! Good one to get the terror involved in - I'll let you know if mine turn out pinworthy!!!

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    1. Thank you! Love your random jars - sounds like my pantry (thanks to the little terrors!).

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  22. I love a lemon slice but I've never made a no-bake one, so tempted to try this out with my little man #BrillBlogPosts

    Gym Bunny Mummy | Bloglovin’ | Facebook

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    1. It really is a great one for kids to help with.

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  23. Ooh now that is something even I couldn't burn! Will definitely have to give it a go with my little ones and maybe make a chocolate version too. #BrilliantBlogPosts

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    1. Yes - a no burn recipe! I could do with some heat - any at all would be appreciated - from my broken oven. :D

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  24. These look delicious! I wish I could eat wheat so I could try them!

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    1. Oh no! Is there an alternative you could try? Maybe devise your own base instead of biscuits?

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  25. No bake? OMG I could kiss you! No really! xx

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  26. Oh these look so delicate and tasty! I run #tastytuesdays every Tuesday so please link up! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

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  27. Ohhhh the magic word...'No Bake'! And the fact that i have some condensed milk (bought at Christmas for some baking I had planned...but who knows what!!) We also have some desiccated coconut ti use up too! Thanks for sharing

    #LittleChefs

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  28. These look amazing! I absolutely love that these are no-bake. I'm definitely going to add this to my list of things to try with Potato.
    Thanks for linking up with #LittleChefs

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