Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lemon Bars

Crust:
2 c. unbleached flour
1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. butter, softened (10 & 2/3 TBS)

Filling:
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
4 TBS. unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking powder
4 TBS. fresh grated lemon peel
4 TBS. fresh lemon juice

powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350.

For crust, combine all "crust" ingredients in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping sides down often, until the mixture resembles fine sand, 1 - 2 minutes. Press evenly on bottom of ungreased 9x13 baking pan. Bake for 14 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.

For filling: in same mixer bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Increase speed to medium & beat for 2 minutes, scraping sides often. Pour over hot crust. Place pan back in oven & continue to bake for 16 minutes, or until edges are lightly brown.

Remove to cooling rack. Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Cut into bars. Refrigerate any uneaten bars.

Note: These bars pair well with fresh strawberries & cream!!! Or raspberries. Or blueberries too!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read all your recipes and was sent over after reading Maven's recipes too. I have to get myself back into cooking. These recipes are sounding wonderful

-Jane

Maven said...

Yummy! I love lemon bars.

Jinx said...

Thanks Jane. I'm a "throw it in" cook, so I've had to sit down & work on amounts for the abandoned son. I just don't seem to have enough time to cook everything I'd like too!

And Maven, you can add in some lime zest & or juice too, or orange to make "Citrus" bars! They disappear really fast!

Tsquared said...

Dang. You've been busy.

Jinx said...

Had to...he's cooking already! First dinner in the dorm was the infamous chicken!!