Baking a Lemon Bar is my Dream. Along with the Apple Crumble, I longed so much to bake this lemon bars. I was a little bit worried about how it will taste. Till today i had a different idea about a lemon bar..The taste which i imagined is completely different, because i have never tasted it in my life..
I found some fresh lemons lying in the fridge, and was thinking what to come up with that. Suddenly i realized why not make some lemon bars out of it. I looked out for the recipe and found that i have everything on had. Frankly you dont need much of the ingredients apart from your basic, flour, sugar, butter and so on..So decided to give it a try...
Right now i am completely satisfied and happy with the result. I beg you to try it out, because it was so good. If you love a desert which has lemon in it and which is sweet and tart at the same time then please don't wait..I can assure that you can never go wrong with a lemon bar.
The base is a simple short crust pastry which turned out too flaky and buttery, which i adore..The topping is like creamy, lemony, sweet with a little kick and zing. It just plays around your tongue..Give it a try and you will know why i simply love it..
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Baking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Makes - 9 pieces / One 15 x 15 cm Pan
Recipe Source: Joyofbaking
For Bottom Crust:
Butter - 1/2 cup / 113 grams
Confectioner's Sugar / Icing Sugar - 1/4 cup / 30 grams
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 120 grams
Salt - 1/4 tsp
For the Lemony Filling:
Eggs - 2
Regular Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
Lemon Zest - 1 tblspn
Lemon Juice - 1/4 cup
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 tblspn
Preheat the oven to 170 Degree C/ 350 Degree F. Butter a square pan
Take Butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl and beat them till creamy.
Add in salt and flour and mix well till it gets together.
Transfer this to a greased pan and press it with your hands so that it is packed firmly.
Bake it in the oven for 20 mins till light golden.
When the crust is in the oven make the filling. Take eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, flour in a bowl and mix well.
When the crust is baked, remove it from the oven. Pour the filling over the crust and return it to the oven for 20 more mins.
Remove from the oven and let it cool down for 30 mins before slicing.
Dust with more confectioner's sugar and enjoy.
|You will need, Icing sugar, Flour, Regular sugar, |
Butter, Lemons, Salt and Eggs
|Start by making the crust..|
Take butter and icing sugar in a bowl
|cream it a little|
|add salt to it|
|along with some flour|
|till it resembles in to crumbs|
|Oil a square pan|
|Transfer the mixture into the pan|
|press it firmly and throw them in the oven..|
|While it is in the oven, |
make the filling...Take sugar in a bowl
|add couple of eggs in it|
|and beat well|
|add the lemon zest|
|pour some lemon juice in|
|strain the juice, so that any pulp |
gets catched in the strainer
|add couple tblspn of flour|
|and mix well..|
|Now dip your fingers in and |
taste for tartness and sweetness
|Gleaming Citrus Mixture|
|Remove the crust from the oven, it will be light golden|
|Pour the citrus filling over the crust|
|and put it back in the oven|
|till it is all set|
|Cut into pieces and dust it with icing sugar before serving|
|Get yourself a plate and a fork and |
ofcourse a piece of lemon bar
|Dig in straight away|