Luscious Lemon Slice

Lemons Lemons Close up

My lemon tree has finally deigned to produce lemons after sulking, rather stubbornly, for the past two years. It was worth the wait; there’s nothing like helping yourself to a fresh, unwaxed lemon from your garden. I have quite a collection of citrus fruits including limes, lemons and grapefruit. I’d like to add mandarins too. As soon as the first lemon shed it’s greenish hue in favour of it’s sunshine yellow coat I plucked it and joyfully marched it to the kitchen to make one of my favourite slices – the Citrus Slice. The recipe I use is from an old New Zealand Woman’s Weekly Magazine.

250g Wine Biscuits (or Rich Tea)
1 cup dessicated Coconut
Finely grated zest of one lemon
120g butter, melted
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

For the Lemon Icing
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
40g butter, melted
Juice of 1-2 lemons


Start by lining a 17 x 27cm or thereabouts tin with greaseproof paper. Blitz the biscuits to a fine crumb.

Biscuits Blitzed Crumbs

Put the biscuit crumbs into a bowl and add the coconut and lemon.

Dry Ingredients

Melt the butter and add to the dry ingredients with the condensed milk. Resist licking the condensed milk spoon if you can (bet you can’t!)

add liquid

Mix all together and press into the tin. Refrigerate for an hour or until firm.


Once the base is firm make up the lemon icing which is so easy and very delicious. Melt the butter and sift the icing sugar into a bowl (a bit of multi-tasking here) and add the lemon juice.

Lemon Icing

Combine all the ingredients with a little light whisking.

Lemon Icing Mixed

Spread onto the slice to completely cover the biscuity base.

Iced slice

Refrigerate again to firm up the icing. Lemony loveliness in a Slice!

Tea and Slice

11 thoughts on “Luscious Lemon Slice

  1. Mmmmm, Lemon slice is simply delicious! Have you come across Weet-bix slice yet?
    I’d love to chat about a possible blog post swap if you fancy? Pop me a tweet or email – @londonkiwiemma or adventuresofalondonkiwi (at)

    • Weet-bix Slice is next on my “Slices To Bake” list. It’s a new one on me so I’m looking forward to transforming the humble weet-bix! A Blog post swap sounds really interesting. I’ll send you an email now and we can chat. Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Greetings to you over there in NZ – a lovely blog and a great recipe. Ever so slightly retro (I love even the name ‘wine biscuits’) and great no-nonsense ingredients. Our lemon tree here in LA has been sulking now for a good couple of years too – leaves and blossoms but no more fruit. Glad yours has seen sense and started doing its job. Sophie

    • Thanks for your lovely comment Sophie. Love your blog too – you really have a way with words. I too love the name “Wine Biscuits”! I’d never heard of them and had to ask at the supermarket! Good luck with your lemon tree – I think we need to exercise lots of patience with those sulky lemons!

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