Coconut Lemon Slice – Gluten Free and extra Coconutty .

Today the wonderful father daughter painting duo of Bob and Bonnie came and oiled and sanded and patched more of our renovations. Tomorrow they refresh all the paintwork in the kitchen and laundry . I was in the mood to bake so I adulterated a favorite slice recipe to make it gluten free for Jason and tried it out on Bob and Bonnie as well. They’re still alive and kicking so it must be alright 😄
First do your prep work and organise all your ingredients.

125gm butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar (I used raw)
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup Gluten Free self raising flour
3/4 cup of coconut flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup coconut milk

Preheat the oven to moderate 180 degrees C. Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm shallow tin with non stick baking paper , overhanging two opposite sides.

Beat the butter, sugar and lemon rind with electric beaters until light and creamy.


As you can see in the second picture, I softened the butter a bit too much in the microwave as it was still to hard to cream with the sugar. It cooled down as I beat it though and resumed a more normal creaminess which you can see in the following picture.

Add the egg, a little at a time, beating in well.

Mix in the shredded coconut.

Sift the flours and baking powder and fold into the mixture alternately with the lemon juice and coconut milk.



Spread the mixture evenly into the pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until firm.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.


When cold, ice with lemon icing. This was made with about 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, a small nob of butter and lemon juice and a dash of boiling water till a spreadable consistency.


The texture is really lovely and the use of coconut flour just added to the flavour big time.
This is how far away from my kitchen side door our lemon tree is. We had to give it a rather severe crown lift during the renovations but I wasn’t about to lose it.

Bon apetit!

6 thoughts on “Coconut Lemon Slice – Gluten Free and extra Coconutty .

  1. o_O now that is one SERIOUS crown lift Pinky. It should take it, after all, it has been living alongside a massive rock for eons now ;). Lovely to see your new kitchen door is right next to the lemon tree and that palm tree appears to be happy as a clam. How much longer till the renovations are finished? I bet you will be happy to get your house back to yourself :). I love how you changed this old favourite over to GF. I love using coconut flour in recipes as it adds flavour and texture. Great jerb coach P 🙂

    1. Yes I was very upset when I first saw the lemon tree after Jason had “been at it”! It’s a remarkable plant though as it’s still flowering, fruiting and ripening that fruit and it’s poor roots have been much molested by carpenters, gas fitters and plumbers. Hacked and chopped. Poor things a survivor for sure.

      1. I am glad it was Jason that “pruned” it at otherwise any self respecting horticulturalist would have some serious splainin’ to do! It will grow back just fine. Probably will get a new flush of leaves and a new lease on life. Citrus are tough buggers and they grow in the most arid regions of the world where nothing else can survive so methinks they are tough, hardy and tenacious and your lemon tree is a perfect example of that …plus it has seriously good lemons 🙂

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