Saturday, February 11, 2012

bring back the food!

so i realized that the last "baking" post was back during christmas...aka way too long ago. so today's post is brought to you by the overwhelming need to bake out some astronomy midterm frustration and the equally large desire to eat half a pan of lemon bars.

these are probably one of my top 5 favorite deserts ever! for me, you can't beat anything lemon. and i am a fan of adding in lemon juice until the taste is just the perfect level of tart.

heat oven to 325

for the crust: 
blend 1 cup of butter (softened) with 2 cups flour, and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
pat mixture into an ungreased pan of your choice and bake about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown

for the lemon curd topping:
blend 4 eggs, 2 cups of sugar, 4 tbsp flour, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1 tbsp grated lemon
NOTE: i do a total of about 3/4 cup of lemon juice and about 7 tbsp of flour to achieve my desired level of lemon-ness and the extra flour to keep the consistency 
pour mixture over the crust and bake about 20 more minutes or until the lemon topping is firm (check with toothpick) 

1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing. I think I will make your recipe this week...