Someone once said “When life gives you lemons, make a lemonade.”
But in case you don’t feel like having some lemonade, you can also consider making a yummy lemon slice. This is one of the desserts I prepared for a recent birthday celebration.
(For the bottom layer)
150 g salt-reduced butter
1/2 t vanilla essence
1/4 c caster sugar
1 T cornflour
1 1/3 c plain flour
(For the top layer)
1/3 c plain flour
3/4 c caster sugar
2/3 c lemon juice
Preheat oven to 160 deg C.
Prepare the bottom layer by melting butter in a bowl. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Sift the flours on the mixture, then stir thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Set aside.
Line pan with baking paper. Transfer the bottom layer mixture to the pan. Spread it evenly and press to compact. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the top layer by whisking eggs, flour and sugar until smooth. Add lemon juice and continue whisking.
Pour the top layer mixture over the cooked bottom layer. Bake for 20 more minutes and let it cool in the pan. Dust with icing sugar, slice and serve.