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Favourite Recipes at Kamahi Cottage

Divine Lemon Slice

1¼ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
125 grams butter
¼ cup castor sugar
Grated zest of 1 lemon

3 eggs
1 cup castor sugar
½ teaspoon pure vanilla essence
Grated zest of 2 lemons
Juice of 3 lemons
¼ cup flour

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Place base ingredients in a food processor and process till soft dough beads form. Turn out and bring together. Press dough into a baking paper lined 20cm x 30cm baking tray. Bake for 12–15 minutes until slightly golden. Meanwhile prepare the topping. Beat eggs and castor sugar till light and fluffy. Fold in grated zest, lemon juice and flour. Mix well. Pour over hot base and continue baking at 180°C. for 25 minutes until spongy and golden. Allow to cool, dust with icing sugar and cut into slices with a hot knife.


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