Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lemon Bars

Crust: 1/2 pound butter (2 sticks), 1/2 cup sugar, 2 cups flour
Filling: 4 medium or 3 large eggs, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 4 tbsp. flour, juice from 1 1/2 - 2 lemons

To make the crust: Melt the butter. Add the flour and sugar to make a dough. Press into the bottom of a greased 9-by-13 inch pan. Bake 20 minutes until slightly brown at 350 degrees.

To make the filling: Whisk all the ingredients together and pour over cooked crust. Bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake. Bars will firm up as they cool.

(This recipe originally came from a restaurant called Pasta Pasta Pasta in Colorado, and was printed in the newspaper in the 1990's. It's okay to use a different size pan.)

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What's the point of eating baked goods? THE TASTE. The calories will be the same, whether you use cheap ingredients or quality ingredients, but the taste ratchets up significantly when you use quality ingredients. I always use unsalted Challenge butter, organic eggs, and real lemons.

If you're one of those people who uses cheap ingredients, it's time to kick that habit when you bake. These are the best lemon bars you will ever eat, IF you use good ingredients.

If you love this recipe, then send me an email begging me for my lemon cookie recipe.

1 comment:

Crista Huff said...

You cannot substitute orange juice for lemon juice and expect to get a yummy product. With lemons, the flavor is POW! but with oranges the flavor is absent.