Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lemon Bars!

No, I haven't forgotten about my blog! I've been busy trying to win something on Tip Junkie's 20 Day Giveaway. I'm really getting some good gift ideas. If I don't win, at least I'll have a long list of places to do my Christmas shopping!

Oh, and I've also been working on our church's float for the Three Rivers Festival Parade. I'll post those pictures in a couple of days. The parade is on Saturday, and we just have a few days to finish up the details. The parade theme this year is "Happy 40th Birthday" because it's the 40th year for the festival. Our float is a piece of cake...and no, that's not meant to be a pun!

In the meantime, I'm posting a recipe I made for Bible Study this week. I found it on Allrecipes. I'm posting the recipe the way I made it, and they were yummy. I wasn't feeling well when I made them, so I got this picture from Allrecipes, too.


Lemon Square Bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (the original recipe said to sift the flour, but I skipped that part)
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons, and it was tart--just the way I like)
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan.

In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cups of flour and the confectioner's sugar. Blend in the melted butter. (Note: Apparently I wasn't paying attention, and I used softened butter instead. It worked out fine, because I made the dough in my KitchenAid mixer.) Press dough evenly into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden.

In a large bowl (I used the KitchenAid again), beat eggs until light. Stir white sugar and remaining 1/4 cup flour into the eggs, making sure there are no lumps. Finally, stir in the lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust and return pan to the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the lemon filling is set.

Cool completely (seriously, you have to wait!) before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with additional confectioner's sugar, if desired. Makes 24 bars.

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Sarah Mae said...

Oh, those lemon squares look absolutely refreshing! Thanks for posting it.

What are you studying in your bible study?