Monday, April 5, 2010

{Lemon Bars}

I was in charge of making a dessert for Easter lunch for Chad's side of the family this year. I had found this lemon bar recipe in Southern Living a few months ago, and really wanted to try it out. I thought it would be a perfect Spring dessert. The recipe was very easy and made about 2 dozen. They turned out pretty good, very lemony, which is fine by me! {yum!}

What you'll need:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup pwd sugar
1 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp baking soda
extra powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350
line bottom of a 13x9 pan with parchment paper;lightly grease

stir together 2 cups flour and pwd sugar; cut in butter with a pastry blender(note to self: get one of these, little difficult with a fork)

press mixture firmly in bottom of prepared pan
Bake at 350 for 20-25 min until lightly golden brown

Meanwhile, whisk eggs until smooth
add sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest

A long grater like this has come in handy a lot

in a separate bowl, mix the remaining flour and baking powder together;
add to egg mixture

Pour mixture over hot baked crust

Bake on 350 for 25 min, let cool on wire rack for at least 30 min
The parchment paper allows you to pick the baked mixture out of pan and onto rack

cut into bars and sprinkle with extra powdered sugar

1 comment:

Lyndsy said...

I love lemon bars! These look absolutely tasty. I will definitely be needing to try this recipe! Happy belated Easter!