Lemon Curd Slice

A delicious Lemon curd Slice
Lemon curd slices with shortbread base topped with lemon curd.

Lemon curd slice photo

Happy New Year, peeps :D
May 2019 bring us joy, happiness, excellent health and peace to the world.

Are you into new year resolutions? either making fresh resolutions or staying with the ones we have yet to achieve resolutions?

I am very much stuck with the later :P... 

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2018 was my "Lemon" year :D

Lets recall my 2018 lemon posts...

1) My personal challenge was to bake Lemon and Elderflower Cake.
Lemon and Elderflower cake  image

Sticky Lemon Chicken Wings image

3) When I have abundance... I made some Preserved Lemons
Preserved lemons image

4) Some lemons were sacrificed to make the luscious Homemade Lemon Curd that I used to make Lemon Curd Slice
Homemade Lemon Curd image

5) Lemon is not only good for eating, lemon makes an excellent cleaning 'agent'.
Chemical free!!!
I used lemons to clean badly water stained kettles...
Clean kettle with lemon image

My first post in year 2019... lemons!!!

And adding to my long list of things to do with lemons...

I baked Lemon Curd Slice! recipe from Ben O' Donoghue.

Crumble photo
Lemon Curd shortbread base image
Lemon Curd image

Lemon is one of my favourite fruits. Not that I can eat lemon, on its own, just like that.
  • A slice of lemon in my drinking glass, cleanse my palate and keep me fresh all the time, especially on hot summer days.
  • A squeeze of lemon in simple salad brings out the flavour in sometime bland greens.
  • A zest and a drizzle of lemon in bakes, makes the whole house smells like heaven on earth.
  • Rub your hands with lemon to get rid of odour, eg fishy smells.
  • Lemons are used in homemade, "au-naturel" beauty product.
With my bounty lemon harvest for 2018, I made this lips-smacking delicious Lemon Curd Slice.

Ben O' Donoghue's Lemon Curd Slice, has shortbread like base, top with Lemon Curd, and top with crumble mixture.

Just imagine biting into these luscious Lemon Curd Slice, what every bite does to your palate!!

You are biting into sweet buttery shortbread base, then pop in some tart, sweet and 'sour-ish' taste of lemon curd, and then comes... the crunchy bits of almond meal and flour crumble.

Isn't it just like the New Year fireworks celebrations, taste and popping sensation in your mouth :P

A delicious lemon curd slice image

Tips :
Sharing one tip on how to keep lemon 'shelf life' longer in the fridge...

When you harvest the lemons, makes sure that you cut about 1 cm of stalk as well. Do not wash, and straight away place them in the vegetable compartment in your fridge. 


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Yield: 10-12

Lemon Curd Slice

A delicious lemon curd slice. Lemon curd slices baked with a shortbread base topped with lemon curd.

ingredients:

Lemon curd slice base
  • 250 g / 8.8 oz plain flour
  • 75g / 2.6 oz icing sugar
  • 180g / 6.4 oz chilled butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoon cold milk
  • 500g / 17.6 oz lemon curd
Crumble top
  • 50g / 1.8 oz plain flour
  • 60g / 2.2 oz almond meal
  • 35g / 1.2 oz caster sugar
  • 50g / 1.8 oz chilled butter

instructions

Lemon curd base
  1. Sift flour and icing sugar into large mixing bowl. 
  2. Whisk to combine
  3. Rub in butter to resemble bread crumbs
  4. Add yolk and milk
  5. Knead until the ingredients comes together into a ball
  6. Line baking pan with greaseproof paper and roll the dough to fit into a 20cm by 20 cm pan
  7. Chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Pre heat the oven to 180C
  9. Prick the base with fork
  10. Bake for 25 minutes and leave it to cool.
  11. Second stage after the base has cooled completely, spread lemon curd 
  12. Top with crumble mixture (see section below)
  13. Bake for another 25-30 minutes.
  14. Cool completely in the pan
  15. Dust with icing sugar before serving
Crumble top
  1. Add almond meal, flour, sugar and butter in a mixing bowl
  2. Rub together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  3. Stir in yolk and set aside in the fridge until required.
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Lemon curd slices with shortbread base topped with lemon curd.


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