Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Lime Slice


I had a tree full of limes and a hen house full of eggs, so I made a Lime Slice. Yep, I'm cool like that.

Lime Slice
from Bill Granger's Bill's Food
Makes 16 squares

For the Base:
200 g unsalted butter, softened and chopped
250 g plain flour
30 g icing sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten

For the Filling:
6 eggs
375 g caster sugar
60 g plain flour
125 ml fresh lime juice
finely grated zest from 4 limes
icing sugar, for dusting

First make the base. Place the butter, flour, icing sugar and egg in a food processor and process until a dough forms.

Press the dough into greased, lined 23cm round flan tin. Refrigerate the dough in the tin for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Bake the base for 20 to 25 minutes, until pale golden.

Meanwhile, make the filling. Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then add the sugar, flour, lime juice and zest, and whisk until combined.

Pour the filling onto the cooked base and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set and lightly golden on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin.

Cut into pieces, dust with icing sugar and serve.


  1. Yea, you are cool like that. Loved the photo of the hen - so colorful.
    These look divine by the way. What gadget did you use for sprinkling on the confectioners sugar?

  2. Thank you. I used a fine mesh shaker. It makes sprinkling confectioners sugar a "piece of cake" :)