Thursday, 13 October 2011

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Inspired by:

I can’t remember where I first heard of Lemon bars. . .but when baking was needed for a conference I was more than willing to try and make some!

I used:
225g softened dairy free margarine
½ cup castor sugar
2 cups gluten free flour
1 Tbs lemon zest/lemon zest to taste

4 eggs (whisked)
1 ½ cups castor sugar
¼ cup gluten free flour
Juice of 2 lemons
1 Tbs lemon zest/lemon zest to taste
2 Tbs icing sugar (for dusting)

What I did:
Preheat oven to 175C and grease/line 20cmx30cm tray.
Base: Combine the margarine, sugar, gluten free flour and zest in a medium bowl, and mix well. 
Once fully combined, pour the mixture into the tray and press it firmly into the bottom, making sure the base is evenly covered. 
Bake for 15-20 mins or until just golden brown.
While the base is cooling, make the topping.
Topping: Mix together the remaining sugar and gluten free flour in a medium sized bowl.
Add in the whisked eggs, lemon juice and lemon zest, mixing thoroughly. 
Pour the topping over the baked crust (slightly cooled), and bake for another 20 minutes. 
The lemon bars will set as they cool. 
Once firm, dust the top with icing sugar, and cut to desired size.

Comments after eating Lemon Bars!
I only got a nibble of these because they were made to give away. . .but I really want to make them again because they were delicious! Maybe they tasted so good because they involved a lot of butter!? I’m not sure. It was also a great recipe because they were so very easy to make. The hardest part was waiting for it to set!!

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