Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Lemon Bars

Carlos loves tangy dessert especially lemon cake and lemon bars. These luscious bars are easy to make. The crust is like a shortbread with tangy lemony custard and with a bit of powder sugar dusting. These bars are just delicious with a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.

Crust :

1 cup of flour
2 tbsp of powder sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
1 stick (8 tbsp) of butter - cold and cut into pieces

Filling :

2 large eggs
3/4 cup of sugar
2 tbsp of flour
1/4 tsp of salt
2 tsp of lemon zest
1/4 cup for freshly squeezed lemon juice

1) Pre-heat over to 350F. Butter and line a 8" x 8" square pan
2) For the crust combined flour, sugar, salt and butter in a food processor
3) Pulse a few time until mixture is crumbly
4) Press evenly into the bottom of the baking pan and bake for 18-20min. Set aside
5) For the filling combined all the ingredient and mix well
6) Pour over crust (is ok if crust is still hot) and bake until filling is just set or until lightly brown. It might take 20 min
7) Cool completely before serving. You may dust with powder sugar if desired


Cat Cat said...

Wah Gert, your lemon bars looks really good. I also like tangy desserts instead of the tradiotional sweet type of desserts. One of my favourite is Key Lime Pie. Have you made key lime pie before?

Beachlover said...

Gert...U DH is so tangy dessert and you home made for him with have to learn your kung fu from you.Mine said nak makan dessert,Okay next time I buy it when I do my grocery shopping!.I think you should get your own show in Food Network!.Kalah Racheal Ray!..That gal is nothing compare with you lah!!

Bee Ean said...

Hi Gert,

I just want to thank you for sharing all these lovely recipes. I have tried out quite some of them and they all turned out good! Hubby gets hungry every times he looks at your blog. He especially like the Ayam Rempah Pedas, he can eat spicier than me. I browsed through your entire blog but I couldn't find any curry chicken recipe. If one of these days you cook curry chicken, can you please share here? Thanks

Home Cooking said...

looks so nice lemon bars

ICook4Fun said...

Cat, I ate key lime pie before but never make one. Maybe I should :)

Beachlover, cooking and baking is not difficult for me since I like doing it. Aiyah, how lah to beat Rachael Ray. She is young and pretty kita sudah tua :)

Bee, I am glad you like the recipes. I have tested all these recipe with success that is why I posted it here. If is not good I won't :)I do have chicken curry recipe but I thought is such a simple recipe that is why I didn't put it here. I wll post it up for you. Hope I still have the picture somewhere.

Isha, thanks for dropping by

Retno Prihadana said...

It looks so nice and tasty.

Jun said...

hi gert..i love lemon...should try this one of these days..

Lia said...

i love lemon bars, i drooling to have one plz :D

Rita Ho said...

Delish! Thanks for sharing your lemon bars recipe, Gert. David also loves all things lime or lemony and I've been making key-lime pies with ready mix, comes with pastry crust mix as well. Will try your bars for him. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Retno, we always like lemon bars

Jun, you should nake these

Lia, I will keep some for you :)

Rita, make this for David. Is easy

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, When did you find the time to make all these! Carlos is really a lucky guy for having you. That lemon bars looks so yummy!

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, nak makan punya pasal I will find the time :) Actually this recipe is really easy to make.

Blur Mommy said...

wow.. these looks really good! I love anything lemony too!