Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lemon Bars and Saturday Supper






I have been craving lemon bars for a few weeks now.

And when I went grocery shopping yesterday, lemons were on sale...

So...

I gave to the crave!


(pretend there is a cute little bag of powdered sugar squeezed in next to the lemons)


I will post the link to my recipe at the end of the post ☺



First, combine the butter, flour and powdered sugar.

I like to put all three in a large bowl and bled with my hand mixer until crumbly.




Place the crust mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.







Press crust mixture firmly into the pan with your hands (or sometimes I use the bottom of a glass).


Pop into a 350 degree oven for 12-14 minutes.


Meanwhile...



Put the eggs, lemon juice (fresh squeezed will give you the best flavor), sugar and 6 Tbsp of flour into a large bowl (I use my KA stand mixer).  Mix until frothy.


If you are using a stand mixer, use the beater attachment. The paddle won't work well for this.

Let stand until crust is baked.



After the crust comes out of the oven...


I like to butter the sides of the pan. This will keep the lemon filling from sticking to the sides of the pan.

CAUTION: PAN WILL BE HOT! DO NOT TOUCH IT WITH YOUR BARE HANDS!
(I, being in a yank, did this once)





Carefully pour the filling over the hot crust.

Another little tidbit about this...

Do NOT pour to fast. It can create a hole in the crust (and a big ol' mess in the bottom of the pan).


Bake for 20-24 minutes, until middle appears done.





For some odd reason a big bubble formed in the middle of mine today...





Which turned into a crater after about fifteen minutes of cooling.

Oh well;)

Let cool completely before cutting.





Meanwhile again...





I fixed our supa dupa Saturday supper.


And the best chicken marinade recipe ever right here.




And...

After we chowed down on that...



Dessert.




Finally!




Mmmmmmmmm!!!!




 Unfortunately, these went down alot like the pazcki. This was my THIRD one! 

I really do need to learn a little self control;)


Here is the link I promised for the lemon bar recipe. It is my custom version of an Allrecipes submission.




Hope you are enjoying the sunshine (or at least some spring-like weather)!



Jessie

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting! I LOVE lemon!! I am your newest follower. :)

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