Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lemon Bars

Ahhh sweet squares of sugar and citrus...couldn't get any better right? For a self proclaimed chocoholic, I so do love lemon bars. For our tea party I thought I should make at least one non chocolate treat and had to pick these babies!
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In case you have never made these, prepare for a super easy ride. You don't even need to use a mixer for these guys!

Start by cutting your butter into your flour and powdered sugar

Keep at it until it looks all crumbly
After you reach full crumble, press into a well greased 13x9 and bake till golden.
Pull it out and let it cool
Here is your HUGE list of ingredients...hehe
Lemon Juice
Baking Powder

Mis the eggs and then add your lemon juice
Fresh juice would be tastier but I didn't seem to any on hand
After adding your dry ingredients in pour over your cooled crust
Then put it back in the oven for a bit...
When it looks like this its about ready
Carefully cut and remove from pan to a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath
I used a sugar shaker to sprinkle the flour but you could shake it on with whatever you have on hand.
I gotta say, the shaker is a rarely used but totally awesome baby to have on hand though
Bed Bath and Beyond have several to choose from if you decide its on your list ;)
After they are cooled and sugared, prepare to enjoy!
OOOOOOooo aren't they pretty...sorry I couldn't save you any!
Guess you'll just have to try the recipe for yourselves ;)

Happy Baking!

Lemon Bars

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar (plus more for dusting)

1 1/2 cup plain sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 9 X 13 pan

To make crust:
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and confectioner’s sugar
Cut in butter until combined and crumbly.
Press mixture into bottom of pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

To make topping:
While crust is baking, prepare topping.
In a larger bowl, add sugar, flour, and baking powder.
Then add slightly beaten eggs and lemon juice.
Mix well and pour on top of warm baked crust.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.
When cool, dust with confectioner’s sugar and refrigerate.
Cut into bars and enjoy them cold!

1 compliments to the chef:

Kristin Bishop

I LOVE LOVE LOVE lemon bars. Thanks for the recipe. They look delicious. And look at your camera skills! Way to go girl!