Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lemon Bars (by Ina Garten)

 Lemon is one of the fruit flavors I truly enjoy. 
 That intense sweet and tart combo...I'm all about that glory. 
 How darn delicious does this bite look?!
 Can I get an Amen for lemon bars?
 Such a cute little treat, and I love when they are cold. I pop them into the freezer sometimes

 With a cup of coffee I may have had them as a morning treat.
 So many treats. 

Lemon Bars: Makes 1 9x13 pan of heavenly joy
Crust Ingredients:
  1. 2 sticks softened butter
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 2 cups flour
  4. pinch of salt
Filling Ingredients:
  1. 6 large eggs
  2. 3 cups sugar
  3. 2 Tbsp lemon zest 
  4. 1 cup lemon juice (it took me 5 large lemons)
  5. 1 cup flour
  6. powdered sugar for dusting 
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 9x13 pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray.
  3. In a an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together sugar and butter.
  4. Mix in flour and salt. When everything is well combined into a slightly sticky dough press into the pan; the dough should be about 1/2" thick. Prick the dough several times before placing in the oven.
  5. Bake for 15-20 min and then refrigerate while you make the filling. 
  6. Whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add in lemon zest and juice. Whisk in the flour last. 
  7. When the mixture is thoroughly combined, pour over the crust and bake for 30-35 min. Remove and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. I usually let it sit overnight. 
  8. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. 

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