Luscious Lemon Delight

Luscious Lemon Delight

A delicious light, lemony and tangy treat for your next family get together. Enjoy!

Biscuit base:
2c cake flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp freshly finely grated nutmeg
2tsp finely grated lemon zest
2Tbl desiccated coconut
2Tbl castor sugar
150g butter
60ml maple syrup
30ml lemon juice

Filling:
3/4c desiccated coconut
130g butter soft
385g can condensed milk
3/4c lemon juice

Biscuit base:
Method:
Sift flour, baking powder, nutmeg together
Add zest, coconut, sugar and set aside.
Heat butter, maple syrup, lemon juice until melted
Cool to room temp for ± 30 min
Mix wet and dry ingredients to form a dough.
Cut off 1/3 and wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge
Pat rest of dough in a grease 20cm by 20cm tin and bake at 180C for 10 min. Cool.

Filling:
Mix all the filling ingredients then let mixture stand for 2 min.
Spread over cooled base, grate rest of dough over filling
Bake at 180C for 20-25 min.
Cut into squares whilst still warm.
Cool completely before removing from baking tin.
Yummy with lemon rooibos tea.

Prepared, tried and tested Melenie Govender Pillay