Cakes

Luscious Lemon Bars

This recipe featured in the April 2011 issue of Easy Food magazine, and with a family who like all things lemony, not making them wasn’t really an option.
Ingredients  – Makes 12
150g  Flour
90g unsalted butter, chilled & diced
50g icing sugar, sifted
For the Topping:
2 eggs
175g caster sugar
Finely grated zest & juice of 1 large lemon
1 tbsp flour
½ teaspoon bread soda
Icing sugar, for dusting
Method
Preheat the oven to 180C/GM 4, line the base of an 8 inch square tin with baking parchment and lightly grease the sides of the tin.
Mix together the flour, butter and icing sugar until the mixture comes together as a firm dough. Press it evenly into the base of the tin and spread smoothly with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden, the leave to cool in the tin.
To make the topping, whisk the eggs together until frothy. Add the caster sugar one spoonful at atime, whisking after each addition. Whisk in the lemon zest & juice, flour and bread soda.
Pour the lemon mixture over the biscuit base and bake for 20-25 minutes, until it has set & turned golden.
Leave in the tin to cool for a few minutes before cutting into bars and dusting lightly with icing sugar.
Remove from the tin, then leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
 
 
These weren’t allowed to cool completely in our house & both himself and the children scoffed them with a nice dollop of freshly whipped cream and some mandarin segments. They thoroughly enjoyed them.

4 thoughts on “Luscious Lemon Bars

  1. Lemon desserts are high up on the dessert chain for me. This lemon bar recipe is going in my to make pile. I have to compare recipes and see if ours are close. I just recently made lemon brownies from a recipe I found on another blog and they were scrumptious. Anytime I serve a lemon dessert it is always a big hit!

  2. Thank you for your comment 🙂 Lemon desserts always a big hit here too, they're so light and taste almost 'clean', you don't feel as though you are overindulging with citrus flavours…….if only it were true….lol 🙂
    Nicola

  3. The frosting is wonderful, since made with whipped topping, it wasn''t as heavy as regular frosting, which was nice. This is one of the best desserts I have ever had!!!!

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