Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lemon Bars

This recipe has been a family favorite for a long time. When I would visit my parents it seemed there were always lemon bars either just made or being made. These remind me of home.

1/3 c.     butter
1/4 c.     sugar
1c.         flour
2            eggs
1/4 c.     water
2 Tbsp   flour
2 tsp       lemon zest
3 Tbsp   lemon juice
1/4 tsp    baking powder
               powdered sugar

1. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. add the 1/4 cup sugar; beat till combined. Beat in the 1 cup flour till crumbly. Press mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 8" pan. Bake in a 350 oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden.

2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a small mixing bowl combine eggs, the 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the 2 Tbsp flour, lemon peel, lemon juice, and baking powder. Beat 2 minutes or till combined.

3. Pour filling over baked layer. Bake 20 minutes more or till lightly browned around edges and center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Sift powdered sugar over top.

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