Friday, April 23

OH MY GOSH, SHE'S BACK. With Lemon Bars. :O

Yes yes, I've been neglecting this blog horribly.

My job just saps all of my energy, and that leaves me highly unlikely to feel up to baking anything, much less photographing and blogging it. But I've found the strength today!

We had this bag of lemons left over from some project a couple of weeks back, so I figured I'd make something to use them up.

Logically, I decided to make lemon bars. :)

I got impatient and didn't bake the crust long enough, so make sure that you do manage to get it nice and golden brown.

Anyhoooooo, let's just get to the pictures and the recipe. Hopefully this'll lead to me posting much much much more often :)

Lemon Bar:

Crust: 1 3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
12 tbsp butter ,cut up (cold, but let it sit on the counter for a couple of minutes)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beat together all the ingredients until the dough starts to come together, but isn't like a typical ball of dough. (still a little crumbly)
Press the dough into a 13x9 (or smaller for a thicker crust) pan that's lined with parchment paper.
Refrigerate it for 10-20 minutes, and then bake it for 20 minutes, or until golden brouwn.
While that's baking, get started on the filling.

Lemon filling:
3 eggs
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon zest (you can add more if you like, it adds more flavor, but I'm not the biggest fan of biting into zest)
1/2 cup lemon juice (for a fun twist, replace 1/4 of the lemon juice with another fruit juice or a fruit puree)
1/4 cup flour.

Whisk together all of the ingredients, and then pour over the warm crust.
Place the pan back in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until set.

Let cool completely, cut, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Enjoy! :)



  1. I recently made lemon bars, too! So perfect for Spring!

  2. love these lemon bars... and liked the name of ur blog as well :-)

  3. now i wish a lemon tree is growing in my garden. They look awesome!