Friday, May 13, 2011

Lemon Bars

Lemons are for warmth and sunshine, non? The minute the weather heats up here (and, believe me, it hasn't heated up much) I start craving lemon and other fruit desserts.
I always convince myself that lemon bars are harder to make than they really are. In my head, they feel as if they take hours, with a series of complicated steps that can go easily wrong.  I think it's the double bake that confuses me; baking the crust separately seems to leave a trigger in my mind of harder recipes that I've laboured over.

The truth is the opposite: they're practically foolproof.
I made these the other night, completely oblivious to the plague that was about to hit me in the middle of the night. I've spent the last few days in bed, incredibly sick. I'm happy to say the worst has passed, but unhappy that I was too sick to enjoy these bars.


This recipe comes from my mom, and is our staple recipe. Just ignore the part about the fat on the bottom...

15 comments:

  1. Those lemon bars look perfect!! You knocked it out of the park!

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  2. Seriously sunny! I think these would get me through those periods of rain we keep having around here!

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  3. Oh, Leanne, I lOVE lemon bars! My friend made some the other day and I swear that I ate half the tray. Yours look just as delicious! I wish you were closer so I could eat half of those too.

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  4. Very beautiful and yummy bars.. congrats for top9:)

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  5. lemons and salads...that is what I'm looking forward to this summer and the sun begins to make an appearance more often....that and going to the pool. bring on summer!

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  6. LOL, love your last sentence! These lemon bars looks fabulous :)

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  7. Nothing is better than lemon bars. These look great!

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  8. Hard to beat lemon bars. They are a classic.

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  9. Congrats on the Foodbuzz top 9 today! Your lemon bars look scrumptious and just perfect.

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  10. I made some really yummy lemon bars for an afternoon tea party, but they weren't nearly as thick as yours look in your photos. I want mine to look like yours, more of the lemony goodness. I'll try your recipe next time. Thanks.

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  11. to be honest, I've only tried lemon bars once in my life!! and omgshhh evvvveryyy time I see them on window display, I drool over them. :D

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  12. vibrant colour! very appetising!

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  13. I made these last night, and, eventhough I am slightly ashamed to say it, my husband and i polished off the entire batch.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  14. I am not sure what to make of the deep luscious orangey yellow centre of those bars. I can't stop staring at it. Oh lemon!

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  15. Beautiful bars...the warmer weather always makes me want lemon treats as well. :)

    Glad to hear you are on the mend....not getting a chance to try this sounds like grounds for a second batch.

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