I made these darlings yesterday for some friends coming over & boy were they good?. These lemony bars are sinfully irresistible. I guess I just can’t recommend them enough. Yet, I warn you because they can be really addictive (wink), so if you’re on a diet! Please this is not the type of treat you want ( simply because one square won’t be enough) lol. By the way, I forgot to take pictures when I was making the crust, so all I got are pictures of the process of making the filling.
To make the crust:
1 stick of butter (113 grams), unsalted (room temperature)
1/4 cup (25 grams) powdered sugar
1 cup (140 grams) all purpose flour
A dash of salt
To make the filling:
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 (80 ml) lemon juice
1 tbsp (5 grams) grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
2 tbsp (25 grams) all purpose flour
Powdered sugar for topping
Preheat the oven 350 F (177 degrees C). Grease an 8 x 8 inch (20 x 28) pan with butter.
Start by making the crust: Mix the butter & sugar in an electric mixer, until creamy. Add the flour & salt & mix the dough. Press it in the bottom of the pan & place in the middle rack of the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Then remove it from the oven to cool.
Meanwhile prepare the filling, by mixing the eggs & sugar in the mixer until it’s smooth & lump free. Add the lemon zest & the lemon juice. At last add the flour. Pour the filling over the crust & bake for another 20 minutes, or until the filling is set. Once set remove it from the oven & set it aside to cool.
These squares should be consumed within the same or next day you bake them!