Lemon Curd Slice (aka Tart Lemon Squares)

The first time I made these was sometime in 1988. Then they fell by the wayside for a decade or two. Now it is back in high rotation. It is tart and moreish, and basically impossible to stuff up. It says to cool the base before pouring over the topping but I never do. Maybe it’s a completely different slice if I actually followed that step! Who cares, it is devoured each and every time I make it. It gets made at least once a month in this house and THAT is saying something.

Lemon curd slice

Sunshine in every bite

Tart Lemon Squares

Originally from Vogue Entertaining and Travel, late 80s

  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • 2 lemons, the zest from one and the juice from both
  1. Preheat oven to 190C and line a 20 x 20cm cake tin
  2. Rub the butter into the flour and icing sugar – I just whizz it all in a food processor then press into the tin
  3. Press into the base of the tin
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until it is golden brown and then cool
  5. Combine the eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest and juice
  6. Pour over the cooked base
  7. Bake for 30 minutes
  8. Dust with icing sugar and chill
  9. Cut into squares and dust with more icing sugar before serving
  10. Eat until your head falls off or your teeth fall out. Either way it’s totally worth it.
lemon curd slice

try to eat only one square, I dare you

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