Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lemon Bars!


Mmm! Last week, I talked about how I made these lemon bars!

I had a big bowl of lemons and didn't know what to do with them and decided lemon bars would be perfect! I haven't ever had or made these from scratch before, so it was fun and definitely worth it!

Recipe:

For Crust
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (more or less depending on how much you like vanilla. I happen to love the stuff)
Blend together until its a good crust consistency and spread into a 13 X 9 greased baking pan. I greased my pan, layered it with foil and then greased the foil. Helped with serving and clean up! Bake the crust for 2o minutes at 350

For Filling
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • a couple of teaspoons of grated lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • more vanilla. so good.

Beat the eggs for a good five minutes on low-medium. Then add in the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Slowly add in lemon juice and grated lemon. Do this for another few minutes..if you have a mixer, turn it on, break up a fight between your kids, sit down and read the mail, clean up a mess and then remember its still going.

Spread into warm crust and bake for another 25 minutes. Let cool.

Two options after this:

powdered sugar sprinkled on top
or..... this amazing frosting:

1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice (i zested lemon in it too)
1 tablespoon melted butter (maybe...you might not need this ingredient. try it with the first two alone first)

mix until its a good frosting consistency, spread over lemon bars.

Mmmm! Pin It

5 comments:

Shannon said...

yummy! I love lemon bars!

Olivia Faye said...

These were sooo yummy!

Alea said...

Those do look yummy, but I'm not a Lemon. However my hubby is so I'm going to have to makes some for him!

Julie said...
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Julie said...

I'm going to try this again! Don't know what I was typing!!

But I did say that they look YUMMY & I MUST try this recipe REAL soon lady! Thx for sharing!

(I think I'll be eating them all alone, girls are not too keen on eating stuff w/lemons! More for me & Carlos!)

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