Saturday, January 26, 2008

Lemon Squares

So often when I make desserts the first
thing that comes to my mind is chocolate!
For some reason, a few days ago I was thinking
along the lines of something sweet or tart.
Ahhh, our friend the lemon is just what
I was in the mood for.
There are so many options for desserts with lemon.
Lemon Ginger Cookies, Lemon Bars, Lemon Almond Cake
and of course Lemon Squares.
Lemon Squares
1 cup flour
1 /4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
Combine the 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup powdered sugar,
cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture
resembles coarse meal.
Press mixture evenly into a 9 inch
square baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Combine eggs, 1 cup sugar, lemon rind
and juice in a medium mixing bowl; beat well.
Combine 2 tablespoons flour and baking powder.
Add to egg mixture and mix well.
Pour mixture into baked crust.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 more minutes.
Let cook, and cut into squares.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Absolutely delightful, especially with a cup of tea!

1 comment:

Chris said...

These look yummy! I made lemon meringue today. We are in the same mind frame! Great minds my friend - :) Have a wonderful week!