Raw Lemon Slice

This slice reminds of when I was younger and one of my friends mums made this really traditional lemon slice. It had a really Aussie vibe to it – biscuit base, probably crushed Arnotts biccies, and an icing sugar lemony topping. Sweet, sour and irresistible. Lately I kept thinking about this slice and was so eager to create my own version of it. Here it is, enjoy!lemon slice cover.JPGThis beauty is raw, super easy to make, nutritious (in moderation!) and free from grains, gluten, refined sugar, eggs and dairy. It is suitable for gaps and paleo protocols.

Makes 16 generous squares.

INGREDIENTS

BASE

 2 cups coconut flakes
1 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup coconut butter*
1/4 cup honey
3 tblsp lemon juice
1 level tblsp lemon zest

 TOPPING

 2/3 cup coconut butter*
1/3 cup honey
3 tblsp lemon juice

Lemon zest to garnish – optional

*Coconut butter is made from coconut meat which is creamed to create a smooth butter. You can find this in health food stores or make your own – I hope to put a technique up on how you can make your own soon â™Ĩ

METHOD

Place all of your base ingredients into a food processor or thermomix and blend until the ingredients start sticking together. I like mine to have a little bit of crunch so I don’t blend till perfectly smooth, however you could if you like it this way. I blended on my thermomix at speed 5 for 20 seconds, then scraped down the sides and blended for a further 10 seconds on speed 5.thermo raw.JPGLine a slice tin approximately 25 cm x 25 cm with baking paper and scrape the base mixture into the tin.

With wet hands (this stops it from sticking to you) press down to get an even layer of the base. Use the back of a spoon to smooth over and make it nice and even.raw base.JPGPlace this in the freezer while you make the topping.

Wash your processor or thermomix and place all of the topping ingredients into it.

Blend, stop to scrape down the sides, then blend again for around 30 to 40 seconds to ensure it’s all combined nicely and has an almost whipped consistency. I used my thermomix at speed 5 for 15 seconds, scraped, then speed 5 for 30 seconds.

Use a spatula and spread the topping all over the base mixture. Yum!icing.JPGSmooth it all over and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set. Remove and cut into slices and return to the freezer to store.raw sliced 1.JPGOops I ate some while I was photographing. Useless.

You can eat this straight from the freezer, or allow to sit at room temperatue for 10 minutes before serving. Either way it’s a winner.slice stack.JPG

Enjoy and don’t forget to send through your gorgeous pics on the Facebook page, or hashtag #glowwithnatrussell or #glowforlife on Insty so I can see what you get up to!

Lots of love,

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