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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lemon Bars

My lemon trees are light in fruit this year. I suspect the severe heat and dry weather we had over summer and autumn is partly responsible. They also cropped heavily last year so a little rest for them might not be such a bad thing. My sister's tree however has lemons aplenty and she brought some up last weekend when she visited from Sydney. She also brought me three kilograms of chocolate chips but let's not think about those because 3 kilos of chocolate on my no chocolate way of eating is almost too much to bear.
 
This afternoon I made lemon bars for afternoon tea. I didn't get a picture before they were taste tested . It appears that my children prefer the pieces of slice from the centre rather than the edges.
 
I've made this slice plenty of times and it has a nice balance of sweetness and tangy lemon.
 
Lemon Bars
 
Ingredients
 
Base:
280 grams plain flour
80 grams icing sugar
225 grams butter
 
Filling:
4 eggs
350 grams sugar
120mL lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
35 grams plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
 
Method
Preheat oven to 180 degC.
Grease and line a slice/lamington tin.
Process the base ingredients in a food processor until they come together as a dough.
Press into prepared tin and bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden.
Meanwhile make the filling by whisking the ingredients together in a large bowl.
Pour over the warm base and bake for 25 minutes or until set.
When cool remove from tin and slice and dust with icing sugar to serve.

I'm not sure what is going to happen in my kitchen when my reserved copy of I Quit Sugar finally makes it to the library shelf. I do suspect not much because even if I quit sugar no one else here would even dream of it.

Tracy


7 comments:

shez said...

oh Tracy thankyou for this recipe the neighbour across the road gave us a lot of lemons so i am going to try this one,my mouth is watering already,lol.xx

Janice said...

I've just saved a copy of this recipe. It looks delicious. About how many lemons do you need, as I have to buy mine?

Tania @ Out Back said...

Thank you for this yummy looking recipe Tracy. I will have to get some lemons off mum's tree this weekend so I can make some of these :)

xx

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

One of my favorite desserts!!

Cathy H said...

Your slice looks delicious......

Fiona said...

another lovely citrus recipe...
Thanks
Hugz

The little book of Nessie said...

Those bars look rather yummy! Yes, it is either a feast or a famine. No lemons for us this year as our trees are having a rest. I will be trying that recipe soon. Regards, Nessie