Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lemon Square Bars

I absolutely LOVE lemons, so lemon bars are perfect for me. I found this version of the bars a few years ago, and have been making it ever since. The recipe for them is here, if you would like to check it out.

They turned out pretty good, although they got a little burnt around the edges because I didn't hear the buzzer go off.
Here is the recipe, and some pictures of the process.
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5/8 cup lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cups flour and confectioners' sugar. Blend in the melted butter. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light. Combine the sugar, baking powder and 1/4 cup of flour so there will be no flour lumps. Stir the sugar mixture into the eggs. Finally, stir in the lemon juice. Pour over the prepared crust and return to the oven.
  4. Bake for an additional 30 minutes or until bars are set. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

The dry ingredients for the crust

Mixed with the wet ingredients

The crust ready to be formed in the pan

 The crust ready to be baked

 After it is baked, ready for the filling

The filling, about to be mixed together

The filling all mixed together, ready to be poured over the crust

The finished product, yummy!!

A few lemon bars for myself!

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