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Nanna's Lemon Crumble Recipe

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by Claire Ritchie (subscribe)
Occupational therapist, sexologist, reader, writer, glutton, baker, cheese enthusiast, pub trivia aficionado, new mum.
Published April 27th 2013
Total winter comfort food
Craving a comfort-food dessert but not sure if you want lemon meringue pie or apple crumble?

My nanna's Lemon Teacake (which is really Lemon Crumble) is a pretty good compromise straight from Mum's cookbook, with a couple of small tweaks.

Yes it says Lemon Teacake but it's definitely a crumble.

Base and crumble
1 cup SR flour
1/2 cup castor sugar
60g chopped butter
1 egg (beaten lightly)

Lemon Filling
1/4 cup cornflour
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 egg (beaten lightly)
60g chopped butter

Lemon teacake crumble
Everything you'll need


1. Sift dry ingredients.

2. Rub in butter

3. Stir in egg.

4. Press 2/3 of the mixture over the base of an 18cm cake tin

5. Set 1/3 of mixture aside

Lemon Filling:

1. Combine juice, sugar, cornflour, egg and butter in a small saucepan.

2. Stir over low heat until mixture boils and thickens.

3. Spread hot lemon filling over cake base.


1. Add a little extra flour to the leftover dough and rub together to make a breadcrumb consistency.

2. Crumble over the top of the cake.

3. Bake in a moderate oven (180C) for 30 mins

4. Cool in pan.

5. Serve dusted with icing sugar.

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