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Lemon Bars in the Round

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lemon Bars in the Round



I have been testing various lemon desserts.  When I found this one on Tastespotting, I was immediately attracted to it.  Why you ask?  Because this particular lemon "bar" does not require making a curd.  No curd, you say.  I am IN!.  With that said, this recipe took 20 minutes to assemble.  And 20 minutes is the perfect amount of time when uninvited guest show up at your door, on a weeknight!  This is being added to my repertoire and I am insisting that it is added to yours as well!


Classic Lemon Bars
adapted from here
yield: 12 slices

ingredients:
1 cup plus 2 Tbls. flour
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbls. icing sugar
8 Tbls. cold, unsalted butter, cubed
2 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. baking powder
pinch of sea salt

instructions:
• preheat oven to 350*
• in a small bowl combine 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup icing sugar.  cut in the butter until it resembles coarse meal ( i used my food processor).  press evenly into the bottom of an un-greased 8" round pan. poke holes with a fork.
• bake about 15 minutes, until light golden. remove from oven and set aside
• in the work bowl of an electric mixer,beat the eggs until frothy.  add the sugar.  add the lemon zest and the lemon juice, beat at high speed for 10 minutes.  the mixture should be smooth and thick.
• mix the flour and the baking
• in a bowl, combine the baking powder, salt and 2 Tbls. of flour and gradually add in the egg mixture.
• pour into the baked crust and bake for about 20-25 minutes until set and lightly browned.  cool on a wire rack. when cool, sift with powdered sugar, cut into wedges and eat!

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16 Comments:

Blogger Jess--Sugar High said...

Looks great! I love the simplicity of this recipe :)

September 15, 2010 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger ~Lisa~ said...

I love lemon bars! The tartness and sweetness is so yummy. This recipe sounds fantastic!

September 15, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous George@CulinaryTravels said...

Your take on this dessert looks gorgeous. Thanks for the trackback too :)

September 15, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I can always use a quick easy dessert recipe! Many thanks for test-driving it.

September 15, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous allison [a for aubergine] said...

My mouth waters for lemon bars. I made grapefruit bars over the summer and they were a hit with my friends! Didn't blog about 'em though...next time.

September 15, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

This is actually one of my favorite desserts! Love that photo.

September 15, 2010 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Eliana said...

You had me at 20! Will definitely have to give these a try very soon.

September 15, 2010 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Cathy @ ShowFoodChef said...

Love it, must try it! Your pics are beautiful!

September 15, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

These lemon bars looks so good, plus it's so cool that you don't have to prepare a curd! I'm putting this recipe in my to do list!

September 15, 2010 at 6:25 PM  
Anonymous foodess said...

If I had a lemon, I would make it this very instant! Looks fresh and delicious.

September 15, 2010 at 6:41 PM  
Anonymous marla {family fresh cooking} said...

These lemon bars are gorgeous! So bright and cheery, bet they taste wonderful :)

September 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
OpenID kitchenreport said...

Oh wow, these look fabulous! Great photo.

September 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Anonymous blackbookkitchendiaries said...

oh my these are really pretty:) i am in love!

September 17, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger M. said...

I love how easy this recipe sounds :)

September 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger The Urban Baker said...

Hi Everyone,
I love hearing from all of you!

Jess - it is soooo simple!

Lisa - the fusion of tart and sweet is a winner!

George - thanks for the inspiration

Carolyn - quick and easy, we all need a little of that!

Allison - grapefruit! that sounds fantastic!

Adrienne - lemon bars are a fan favorite

Eliana-please do and let me know how they turn out

Cathy - thank you for the kudos!

Kim - no curd, now that's "a good thing"

Foodess- they are all that, fresh + delicious

Marla - I didn't try them but I heard they were fabby!

Kitchenreport - I will be making them again

Blackbook- they are a must make

M - they are as easy as they look.

Thank you all for reading and sharing!

September 17, 2010 at 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Sophia said...

I've seen so many recipes lately for lemon desserts! So far, I think yours must be the best! The other one I really like is Ina Garten's Lemon Yogurt Cake. What do you think? Thanks again for sharing this delicious lemon recipe!

September 20, 2010 at 7:35 AM  

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