Tuesday, February 23, 2010

winter sunshine

When the weather, or life, isn't cooperating, we simply have to manufacture our own sunshine. Think bright yellow. Think zesty. Think tart yet buttery sweet. Think lemon bars. One bite of these and you won't be thinking about the weather one little bit.

Lemon Bars

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 1/4 cups flour, divided
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt

Combine butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Blend until smooth and pat dough into lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Combine eggs, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add 1/4 cup flour, salt and baking powder. Blend well and pour over the shortbread base. Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool and cut into heavenly squares. Freezes well.

1 comment:

neen said...

YUMMMMMY!!!!LEMON SQUARES....one of my favorites...store bought...but now with the reciepe in hand I can't wait to make my own...thanks....xoxoxoxo