May 9, 2011

Summery Lemony Deliciousness

I am a chocolate girl.
Really, I am.

But, I can enjoy other things.
And this is one of those
*Other things*.

Lemony, but not in an overbearing way ~
just the right amount of *tart*.
Suitable for high tea or
a relaxing visit on the front porch.

I would even say you could have them for breakfast,
but that might be taking things a little
too far. :)

These freeze well.
So, if it gets oppressively hot
where you live,
you might want to bake some now
to have on hand for later.
You will not be sorry you did.

~ Lemon Bars ~

As found in
"Company's Coming ~ Most Loved Treats"
by Jean Pare ~
a Canadian cookbook author! :)

~ Bottom Layer ~

2 cups Flour

3/4 cup Icing Sugar
(Powdered or Confectioner's)

1 cup Butter, cold

Combine flour and icing sugar
in medium sized bowl.
Cut in butter until mixture
resembles fine crumbs.
Press firmly into ungreased
9 x 13 inch pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F
for about 20 minutes ~
Until golden.

Remove from oven,
but leave oven on.
Spread top layer over
the cooked base.

~ Top Layer ~

4 large Eggs

1/3 cup Lemon Juice ~
Fresh squeezed

1 Tbsp Lemon Peel ~
Finely grated

1 1/2 cups granulated Sugar

1/4 cup Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder

Icing Sugar ~ for dusting

Whisk eggs in large bowl until frothy.
Add lemon juice and peel and stir.

Combine granulated sugar,
flour, and baking powder in small bowl.
Add to egg mixture.

Stir until just moistened.
Spread evenly over cooked bottom layer.
Bake for another 25 minutes,
or until set ~ up to 35 minutes.

Let stand in pan on
wire rack for 5 minutes.
Dust evenly with icing sugar
using a small sieve.

Let stand until cool.
Cut into bars.
Freeze for the future...
if you can get them there.
They are even good frozen!

Look out! ;-)


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I really like how you cut them in wedges. I have a weakness for lemon bars! Yummy!

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
Yummmy! I like lemon bars! What a great treat, I will definitely give this one a try! Thanks for sharing.

Patty said...

The lemon bars sound tasty. Thanks for sharing.

Intentional Living Homestead said...

I love anything with lemon...and Company's Coming, well...I have almost everyone of her cookbooks and have never been disappointed in any recipe. I Have lemons in the frig, so will try this recipe. Always nice to add new things to the menu...especially when they are tried and mama approved.

Have a blessed week.

PippaDavies said...

These look yummy Camille! Did you use alternative flour for this or good old white flour? Blessings Pippa

Camille said...

Dear Stacie ~ I'm with you on that one...a *weakness* describes it well. :)

Dear Sandy ~ I hope you like them! I'll have to remember that next time you come over. :)

Dear Patty ~ They are easy to make and are a hit wherever they go. :)

Dear Connie ~ Oh yes...they are *mama approved*! LOL! Enjoy! :)

Dear Pippa ~ I used organic all purpose flour for these...but any white flour will do. Enjoy! :)

Many blessings,

Linda said...

Hi Camille,
Oh these look so yummy so I will certainly try this out!
I hope all is well with you sweet friend.

Unknown said...

I love lemon bars. Like can't leave alone love! MMMMM!

Jill said...

These look delicious! I enjoy all the recipes you share! Have a great day!


Michelle said...

Oh I LOVE lemon! Lemon bars are perfect. My mouth is watering. I will make these as a treat when I get some of my unwanted pounds off! :)

Camille said...

Dear Linda ~ They are super yummy...I do hope you enjoy them!! :)

Dear Jenn ~ Yes, I can relate! :)

Dear Jill ~ I'm so glad! Enjoy! :)

Dear Michelle ~ Be patient with just had a baby!! Enjoy them when you do make them. :)

Many blessings,

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

These are scrumptious!!! I think I will have to make them for our fellowship this Sunday at church!!!

I do thank God for taste buds!!! He blesses us much!!!

Camille said...

Dear Christine ~ Oh how wonderful it is to have taste buds...God IS so good to us!! Just imagine what the banqueting table in Heaven will be like! :)

Many blessings,