{Lime Custard Slice}

This is a rework of the lemon bars I posted earlier, Jay was given a bag of limes so I thought I'd try it with those, its just as good, so if lime is your thing then you'll love it, I gave it a new name too, just so it felt special. We are going away to the country for the weekend so I made it to share with our friends who kindly invited us to their family bach, its cold where we are going as its close to a mountain so I'm going to make a beef stroganoff tomorrow night, I'll post my recipe for that next week, have a good weekend.

…the base
225g unsalted butter, softened
70g icing sugar
275g plain flour

…the lime custard
400g caster sugar
4 eggs
4 tablespoons plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Grated zest 2 limes
90ml lime juice, strained

Pop the softened butter and the icing sugar into your mixer and cream it (or you could do it by hand). Add the flour and combine until the mixture starts to form a ball. Tip into a lined swiss roll tin (or something at least 30 cm x 20 cm) and press flat, make sure its not too thick anywhere. If the mixture is sticky, dip your fingers into plain flour.

Bake in oven preheated to 170 for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven. While the base is cooling, make the topping.

Tip sugar and eggs into your bowl and mix them till pale, add the flour, baking powder, lime zest and juice whizz it till its all combined. Pour the mixture on top of the base then return it to the oven and bake for a further 30-35 minutes, or until pale golden in colour and firmish to the touch. Cool in the tin, cut it up and store in in an airtight container.


  1. Wow, lime just makes so much sense in this recipe - the unctuousness of custard & the sharp, acid flavour from the limes erving as a contrast. Awesomeness in a slice!


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