Recipes and Ruminations of a Freelance Eater

Recipes and Ruminations of a Freelance Eater

Lemon Burst Slice


As the name suggests, this slice is bursting with lemony goodness. It is similar to a lemon tart, but less creamy, less subtle. With a short, crunchy base this slice is topped with a lemon custard that can be adjusted to suit your taste.

Lemon Burst Slice Recipe



165g butter, cold/frozen
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup icing sugar mixture
1/2 tsp salt


4 eggs
1 1/3 cups caster sugar
3 tbs flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup milk

OVEN at 180C


Blitz flour, salt and sugar in a food processor, then add butter. Process till crumbly.
Press mixture into a lined slice tray
Bake till golden

Reduce oven to 160C

Whisk eggs, sugar, flour and salt till smooth
Stir in juice and milk and pour over hot crust
Bake till edges are golden, and the filling is set (almost twenty minutes)
Serve dusted with icing sugar and with a little fresh cream

Notes on the Recipe

If you don’t want it as tart, try using half milk, half juice.
If you want it creamier, try using cream instead of milk.
Keep a careful eye when this bakes…you don’t want the base too hard due to overcooking.

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