Monday, June 30, 2008

When a friend hands you a recipe...

...bake it! That is exactly what I did. The recipe was Lemon Bars, if there is a recipe I will bake let it be Lemon Bars. I love them, whether it is the crunchy soft crust, the gooey lemon filling, or the powdered sugar on top. And knowing that they are one of my Dad's favorite recipes, you gotta make them. A shout out to my good friend Miss Jocelyn for the super recipe - I know why it is your favorite recipe to bake!
See, there is that ooey gooey delicious filling..

"Lemon Bars"

2 1/4 c. sifted flour

1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar

1 c. butter

4 eggs beaten

2 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. baking powder

Directions: Sift together 2 cups of the flour and the powdered sugar. Cut in butter until mixture clings together. Press mixture into a greased 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until lightly brown. Beat together eggs, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Sift together 1/4 c. flour and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture. Pour over baked crust. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes more. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cool, and cut into bars.

My next post will be some really cute ideas for 4th of July baking!

8 comments:

caitlyn said...

Yum! I love lemon bars!

OhioMom said...

Those look wonderful, great pics!

Lucy said...

YUM, YUMMY, & YUMMO!! You're rocking my tune and I don't mean an Itune ;-)

ooooooh I can't wait to see what's up your sleeve for the 4th... ;-)

Jaime said...

i love lemon bars and these look so decadent w/the sprinkling of powdered sugar on top! you should try the lemon bar recipe in my blog, it's amazing! (they're called "slammin' citrus squares")

oh and you would have so much fun w/the danish braid! just find a weekend where you have the time to start it on saturday and finish on sunday :)

Rebekah C said...

yummy! I love lemon bars.

I borrowed this really cute cupcake book from my mom yesterday...you should check it out (cupcake heaven: http://www.amazon.com/Cupcake-Heaven-Susannah-Blake/dp/1845976851/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214881761&sr=8-1)
It's got a lot of different styles and cool recipes.

giz said...

Lemon bars... hard to resist. I just made some recently and they were gone before I could turn around.

~Priscilla~ said...

Caityln - yeah, so do i!

OhioMom - thank you! I am kinda experimenting with different backaround borders right now.

Lucy - ha ha. they were yummy....stay tuned for the 4th post.

Jaime - thank you, i also think the powdered sugar gives them a better look. i will be trying those danishes...hopefully soon and your lemon bars!

Rebekah - aren't lemon bars good? i will be checking in to that book, thanks for the reference!

Giz - they are hard to resist. that's how it is around hear, turn around and the dessert is gone!

Barbara Bakes said...

I too love lemon bars! I'm looking forward to the 4th of July ideas!