Having made fifteens, I find myself with half a can of condensed milk sitting in the fridge. What to do, what to do?! While eating the remainder with a spoon would always be an option (a rather sticky, type 2 diabetes-inducing option), I decided to look for a different traybake recipe to make instead.
I found a couple of very similar recipes for lemon squares/bars/slices and amalgamated these to make some very quick and easy Iced Lemon Squares. As a result of combining a few recipes, the coconut is optional and you could alternatively make these with orange in place of the lemon.
7oz/200g Marie biscuits (in the US, I used Goya Maria cookies)
1 lemon, rind and juice
half a tin of condensed milk (approximately 7oz/200g)
8oz/225g icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- Crush the biscuits, using whatever method you desire. Add the coconut and the grated rind of the lemon.
- Place the butter and condensed milk in a small saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Place in a greased tin and leave to set. This took 1-2 hours in the fridge for me. I used a 9″/23cm square pan that I normally use for brownies.
- When the base has set, cover with lemon icing (using lemon juice in place of water). I used approximately 3 tbsp of lemon juice, blended with 225g of icing sugar to make a thick paste.