Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lemon Bars

First thing zest 1 teaspoon lemon peel and squeeze 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

The recipe:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Filling -
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon peel

Combine the first three ingredients - the flour, butter and powdered sugar.  Pat into an ungreased 8x8 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Beat eggs.  Add the sugar, flour, baking powder, lemon juice and zest and beat until frothy.

Pour over the crust.  Bake 25 minutes longer or until light golden brown.  Cool on wire rack.  You can dust with powdered sugar if you like.

Look how yellow these are and not a drop of yellow food coloring in them.  I don't think it hurts that our eggs have deep orange yolks.   Dancer love, love, loves lemon but it all has food coloring so these are perfect for her. I would venture to say that she will be making a lot of them in the future. 

And just to make our lemon bar blog post different from all the other lemon bar blog posts, we have added a picture of a mosquito in a box, courtesy of Spark.

1 comment:

Amy Dingmann said...

I adore Dancer, I adore the recipe...but I really love that lil' Spark. :)