Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lemon Bars

Made once before but it headed to almost to disaster. Not to say couldn't be eaten, but I personally didn't like how the pictures of the previous lemon bars.  So, I deleted the recipe after leaving it uploaded in this space of mine for a year. Not at all regrettable because when I decided to make Lemon Bars again, I already knew it. Which and what ingredients and also keeping the oven temperature in control for the birth of these Lemon Bars. Lemons of course, tell me about it? Scent and their tanginess and tartness (Lemon Cashew Rice &  Baked Lemon Chicken). Oh my, I can feel my tongue being tickled right now, and pretty much lemons jiving and dancing well in savory and sweet pleasures (Lemon Cream Pie & Lemon Buttermilk Cake). Naturally then, do we have say anything else when these Lemon Bars are a concern? Oh-my-my. Simply the melting and crumbling moment. The moment you daintily bite in and the scent of lemon an ultimate dessert time (Nescafe Ice Cream, Classic Genoise, Mandarin Orange Cake, Saffron Poached Pears & Chocolate Cheesecake).

For bottom layer (crumbly crust)
1/2 cup soften salted butter 
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

For the top lemony layer
4 eggs (room temperature)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 lemons - juiced
1/2 tsp lemon zest (only the outer part and not the bitter white inner part)
For the bottom layer
Crumble all the three ingredients together.
Really crumble till crumbly, smooth and no lumps. 
Press/flatten into the greased baking pan.
Bake at 160C for 10 minutes.
(Note: bake longer if you prefer not so crumbly)
While it is baking, prepare the lemony top layer.

For the top lemony layer
Sift flour and mix with sugar.
Keep aside. 
Lightly beat eggs and add lemon juice and zest.
Lightly whisk both the mixtures (flour mixture and egg mixture) together.
Pour over the baked bottom layer. 
Bake for another 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, cool down and cut into squares.
Optional: dust some icing sugar over.  


  1. well, we always learn from our mistakes, either its kitchen or life. this looks awesome now.

  2. I think rather than doing he makeup if lemon bars by adding color your did the right way by powdering with sugar..
    It look perfect now, no brown satin :)
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  3. wow... they do look so mouthwatering... my kids are not very fond of tangy bites, but for sure I am and would love to try this in small quantity...

  4. Anything with lemon, particularly desserts, are my favourite! You're right about experience..these lemon bars definitely look better than the previous ones. And I bet they tasted really yum! Lovely tempting pictures!

  5. These lemon squares are perfect for entertaining. I'm loving it!

  6. marvelous food clicks Navaneetham...sheer bliss,burst of citrus goodness and sunny,summer goodness in every slice of these goodies....and seriously these innocent,no-make up lemon bars you have made are now tempting us most....much more than the glossiest ones we have seen or baked,thanks so much :-)

  7. the lemon squares so look yummy, me drooling :D

  8. Experiences are the best lessons in life” – Could see that on the Lemon Bars of 2011 and 2014! Like your attitude and Lemon Bars too.

  9. superb looking lemon squares dear :) bookmarked it !!!!

  10. ohh how i loved this recipe.. salivating .. thanks fr sharing the recipe :)

  11. Oh my.. I bet these are going to melt in my mouth.... So tempting n perfectly made...

  12. My favourite squares, absolutely delicious :D

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  13. loved these tangy lemon squares..they really look mouthwatering...

  14. Hi Nava, your lemon square look so irresistible. Well done, very addictive kind of dessert. Thanks for sharing with us. Great photography skill!

    Best regards.

  15. I like the look of the texture of these.

  16. Who wouldn't love these! Perfect texture and colour and lemon has an universal appeal. I am impressed that you improvised on your own recipe. I feel like doing that so many times.

  17. Wonderful lemon always cook something innovative that looks & taste so good.I appreiciate your innovative ideas.

  18. WOw, i can feels the citrus flavours right through the pictures :) Looks terrific dear


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