Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Lemon Bars

Happy Tuesday!

It's finally beginning to feel like Summer. No more June gloom... at least I think so. ;) It's actually a good balance - not too cold, but not sweltering hot either. :)

I don’t know if you guys remember, but I mentioned in one of my older posts that next on my baking list is lemon bars. Guess what? I finally tried making lemon bars a few months ago! :D

I wasn’t able to take pictures of the whole process, but I did take a picture of the lemon bars I made. :)

Here's the recipe:

For the crust, you are going to need

1 cup flour
¼ cup confectioner's sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
½ cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

For the filling, you are going to need

3 tablespoons flour
½ cup fresh lemon juice
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
A pinch of salt

You will also need confectioner's sugar for dusting.

All you have to do:

- sift flour, confectioner's sugar, and salt – transfer to food processor
- add lemon zest and pulse – add butter a few pieces at a time, process until crumbly – transfer to a square pan (foiled and greased), and press evenly into bottom and sides
- bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- whisk together flour and lemon juice – add eggs, sugar, lemon zest, and salt – whisk until smooth
- pour filling into baked crust
- reduce heat to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 30 minutes
- cool – lift cookie from pan and place on cutting board
- dust with confectioner's sugar and cut into bars

And taaaaadaaaahhh, you will end up with yummy lemon bars!

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Mine weren’t perfect, but they came out pretty well. And they were goooood. :D

Here are some other delicious lemon bars:





***images from Google***

Do you have your own recipe for lemon bars? Any tips for us?

If you end up trying out this recipe, let me know how it turns out for you! :)

And another reminder, my giveaway is open until June 18th! :D

28 comments:

  1. i love lemon bars! definitely gonna try this recipe at home!

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  2. wow! that looks so yummy. i want some.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  3. A bit of lemon makes anything taste better. Yummm!

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  4. Miss Independent-- let me know how you like it! :)

    Carrie-- i actually want some right now too. :D

    Kavery-- i agree! :D

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  5. Looks very yummy - I love baking desserts on the weekend, I'll have to add it to my list :)

    K.

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  6. This looks real good! :D I might just try to make it :D Thank you for sharing the recipe. I hope the start of the summer is going great for you!

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  7. Man, they look really good!! I'll have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. YUM YUM! I love lemon bars! Still June gloom here. Boo.

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  9. I'd love to try these. I once made bread with lemon and it turned out surprisingly well! Yeah to summer and an official no school week! XO, Kelly

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  10. These look delicious! Definitely going to try them. Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

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  11. Mmm, lemon bars are so bomb! I've made them once or twice before, but they always turned out really flat. (: Loll, still good though. Yours looks delicious!

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  12. wow it looks so delicious!! I'm craving sweets after reading your post now haha

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  13. Yum love anything with lemon in it - good on you for baking!

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  14. K.-- weekend does seem like the perfect time to be baking. :)

    a!k0-- thanks! and let me know how you like it!

    ellie-- thanks!

    Jackee-- you're welcome!

    Nikki-- aww, boo! :(

    Kelly-- that sounds delish! :D

    Bad Joan-- you're welcome!

    Sarah-- thanks!

    Tiffo-- thanks! and practice makes perfect! :D

    Toesthattwinkle-- :D

    Majchy-Lejchy-- aww, thanks!

    hivenn-- :D

    Pop Champagne-- haha. i'm craving some too! ;P

    About Last Weekend-- me too, i love lemon! :)

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  15. hi mimi, i have been following you for a while now and I absolutely adore your blog. So that being said i went ahead and nominated you for the top 10 blog award :) Check my blog out for more information :O) and Congrats to you . . .

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  16. YUM! I've banned myself from baking because I just eat it all...

    Rosie x

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  17. Diana-- aww, thank you! that really makes me happy! :D

    Rosie-- good thing i have siblings who eat everything before i do. ;)

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  18. YUM Lemon Bars!!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe, I will have to try it soon.

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  19. Mimi, I want some!:D Thanks for the recipe, I'll try this.;D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  20. Marie-- :D let me know how you like it!

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  21. Dizzy-- you're welcome! :)

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  22. I'm not gonna lie, I miss the June Gloom here in Cali! :(

    I don't really like lemon bars, haha!

    xoxo, Bree

    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/

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  23. Bree-- aww, really? it's awesome! ;)

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