Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Lemon Bars

Ever since I can remember I have been making these lemon bars. They take a while to bake (45 minutes total) but are extremely easy and addictive. This is still my favorite recipe for Lemon Bars.

I can't believe I'm sharing this recipe with you all. This is my secret "go-to" recipe when I'm too lazy to make something more complicated and when I want to impress.

Lemon Bars

1 c. AP flour
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 t. grated lemon peel
2 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
2 eggs

1.) Preheat oven to 350.

2.) Mix flour, butter, and powdered sugar in small bowl or mixer. Press evenly with hands into the bottom of an ungreased square pan (8X8X2). Bake 20 minutes.

3.) Beat remaining ingredients in mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.

4.) Bake just until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center, about 25 minutes. Let stand until cool, then cut into squares.

Makes 25 squares (but in my opinion only serves 2)


Beth - Zen Foodism said...

Thanks for sharing your special recipe! I didn't have a go-to Lemon Bar recipe before so now I'm good-to-go! :)

Rorie said...

I have NEVER made lemon bars. Your's are so pretty and lemony yellow .... guess I'll have to try 'em!

karina said...

These look really yummy. I need to bake gluten-free, and I think this recipe would translate well. Thanks for sharing your *secret*.