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When life gives you lemons…..

I made an emotional purchase. A  jar of home-made lemon butter made fresh the night before. It looked so enticing. I took it home and put it on the kitchen bench. There it stayed for a few days. The Hubby and I don’t eat lemon butter, no matter how enticing it looks. Then I was struck by  a bright idea. Lemon Coconut Slice. I doubled this recipe, to use up all the lemon butter, and took the slice to work. It disappeared in a cloud of “ooh”s “oh”s and “yum”s.

It’s lemon season. If life gives you lemons…. make Lemon Coconut Slice.


125g unsalted butter, melted, cooled

3/4 cup caster sugar

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, sifted

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup lemon butter

Coconut topping 

1 egg white, lightly beaten

3/4 cup caster sugar

1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut


1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 3cm-deep, 18cm x 28cm  pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.

2. Place butter, sugar, flour and egg in a bowl. Stir to combine. Press into prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until light golden.

3. Meanwhile, make coconut topping Place egg white, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Stir to combine.

4. Spread lemon butter evenly over slice base. Sprinkle with topping. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until coconut is golden brown. Cool in pan. Cut into squares. Serve. Accept praise and plenty of it.