Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Meyer Lemon Bars

It's officially Spring in Vancouver, and what better way is there to celebrate than with bright yellow Meyer Lemon bars?

These delightful lemons were a gift from my mother (yes, we gift with food!), and I knew they'd be absolutely perfect in our family recipe for lemon bars.

Just the perfect mix of sweetness and tang, I'm reminded that Summer is just around the corner.

What are you favourite warm weather treats?

Meyer Lemon Bars

¼ cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup flour

3 large eggs
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/3 cup lemon juice (I always add more… shh!)
3 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons icing sugar

Preheat oven to 350F

To prepare the crust: Cream together sugar and butter. Gradually add flour, beating at a low speed, until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Gently press mixture into an 8x8 pan, and bake for 15 minutes. Cool.

To prepare the filling: Beat eggs on medium speed until foamy. Add the rest of the ingredients (sugar through to the salt), and mix until well blended. Pour the mixture over the crust and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until set.

Allow to cool, then gently sprinkle icing sugar over the top.


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