Lemons are like gold at our house.
We have managed to kill three lemon trees since we moved here. They are something we just can’t grow. But everyone in our house loves lemon, some of us to the point of insanity! If Zoe gets the chance she will peel and eat a lemon like you and I would eat an orange, she doesn’t even screw up her face!
So when Nanny comes to visit and offers to bring dessert, there is always a unanimous request for Lemon Meringue Slice.
This slice looks fancy, and tastes delicious, but it is actually very easy to make.
Don’t be put off by the three cooking steps, just prepare the next bit while the layer before is cooking. And don’t be afraid of the meringue part either. Since this is a slice you don’t have to form perfect peaks of meringue, and it will taste good even if it is a little soft.
For the base:
For the filling:
You can eat this yummy slice warm or cold. It keeps well in a sealed container, if there is any left! I have to hide it to make sure there is leftovers in our house.
By the next day my meringue always seems to ‘sweat’ a little (you can see the sugary droplets in the photo above), does anyone know why that happens? Never mind, it still tastes great!
What is your favourite lemon recipe?