Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lemon Bars

Baking of course is therapeutic but there has to be a valid reason to bake. Why bake unless your family love baked sweet stuffs. The two of us?? We are not fond of sweet stuffs. So I hardly bake except for occasions like the recent pot luck party. In fact I willingly agreed to make a dessert. The dessert is these buttery crusty bars with sweet lemony topping. Slightly burned on top because I fumbled with adjusting the oven heat. My friends didn't even notice the tiny black spots for the loved-loved the bars.

For the crust 
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup softened salted butter
1/4 cup icing sugar

For the lemon topping 
1 cup icing sugar
2 eggs - lightly beaten
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp lemon juice (or as preferred)

For the Bottom Layer
Crumble the ingredients for the crust.
Nicely press into a greased baking tray. 
Baked at 175C for about 15 mins or until it becomes firm and crusty. 
Remove from oven. 
Mix all the ingredients for the topping and pour over the baked layer. 
Place back in the oven and bake for another 20 mins until it is firm and light brown in color. 
Remove, let it cool down and cut into squares.

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  1. I see that Lemon is a key ingredient for some of your recipes, I quite love it too :)

  2. Hard to pass on buttery shortbread with a tart lemon topping! Easy to understand why they were liked by your co-workers, lucky recipients. Delicious and addictive-no doubt.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Your lemon bars look fabulous! I have the hardest time cutting them, but your squares look perfect. How funny that you made a dessert while I made lamb :)

  4. This my favorite, will try out your recipe. yum yum , yours look good and appetizing.

  5. I am with you Nava, When you are making something like this hands are the best tool to mix. Lemon bars look nicely done and I am sure it would have been a hit at your work place.

  6. Beautiful little treats! Personally, I'm not a huge fan of lemon/citrus, but I know my wife would demolish that batch in seconds. ;)

  7. Yummy,,,i bet taste so citrusy with lemon,I almost can smell it here :)

  8. Easy and tasty! Will have to try this recipe. Looks so good.

  9. I love the combo of sweet and tart!

  10. Love the tangy flavours of baked goods like this!

  11. I love tangy baked goods similar to this one

  12. Thank you so much everyone for the time and comments,appreciate it very much for sure.

  13. I love lemon bars!! yours looks perfect mouth watering yum

  14. sweet and sour together..must be tempting one..

  15. Bookmarking this, i am definitely going to try this on weekend...


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