Friday, April 18, 2008

lemon bars...


2 cups flour
1 cup butter, room temp
4-5 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Cream together flour and butter. Press into a 9x13 greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min.


4 eggs, room temp
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
7-8 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp lemon juice
zest of half a lemon

Slowly beat eggs. Add remaining ingredients, one at a time, and blend well. Pour over hot crust and return to oven. Turn oven down to 325 degrees and bake for 25 min. Completely cool and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar & serve.

This is a long time family favorite recipe. My mom got this from a friend of hers when I was just little. Yea, there are many lemon bar recipes out there...and I've tried some of them to see how they measure up...they don't in my opinion!! I keep coming back to this one.
You have to plan ahead a little when making this. It really is important that the eggs and butter be room temp (as with most baking), and it is crucial that it chills in the fridge before cutting. The center will ooze out if you skip that part...not a problem if you like things a little gooey. They are even better the next day (kind of like lasagna...mmmmmmm lasagna...)


Sarah said...

I love lemon bars! Well, anything lemon, really. I haven't made them in a few months, so i will have to fix that! :)

diane said...

You can't beat a family fav!

Jenn said...

Yummm!!! Thanks for sharing so many inspiring recipes.

Rachel said...

Oh, I am for sure making these! My husband hates lemon bars which means all the more for me!!! These are on my diet, right????

alison said...

Will you post your baking schedule so
I can "drop by"

Jennie said...

Two words; tysons birthday

Mary Ann said...

I made the pecan french toast yesterday and it was so delicious! Thanks for sharing such a great dish!