180 g   butter

150 g   castor sugar

5 ml     vanilla

375 ml flour

pinch of salt


200 g   castor sugar

45 ml   flour, sifted    

            pinch of salt

3          eggs

15 ml   lemon zest

125 ml lemon juice

icing sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and grease and line a rectangular dish (20 cm) with baking paper
  • TO MAKE THE CRUST: Cook butter – stirringconstantly, until it turns a medium brown.  Pour the butter into a  bowl and cool for 5 minutes
  • Add the sugar, vanilla and salt to the butter and whisk until smooth.Fold in the flour and mix to make the dough
  • Press the dough evenly into the baking dish.Bake for about 20 minutes until a pale golden brown
  • TO MAKE THE FILLING: Sift together the flour, sugar and salt.Whisk in the eggs, zest and the lemon juice until smooth
  • Reduce the oven temp to 160°C and slowly pour the filling over the hot crust.Carefully return the pan to the oven and bake for about 22 minutes
  • Cool for 1 hour then lift the baking paper onto a cutting bord and cut into squares
  • Dust with icing sugar and decorate with lemon slices



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