Tuesday, September 15, 2009

King Arthur Flour's Lemon Squares

This recipe comes from King Arthur Flour and is very highly rated. People love it. My friend Sue is a lemon lover and she brought lemon bars to lunch today. What a great surprise – the buttery crust and zip of the lemon make a perfect ending to a work-day, or any day, lunch.

King Arthur Lemon Squares
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice (recipe reviewers said 4 tablespoons is better).
2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
a pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Cut the butter into the flour and confectioners' sugar and press into a 9-inch square pan. Bake 20 minutes or until light brown.

Combine the topping ingredients. When the bottom is done, and still hot, pour the topping over it and continue baking for about 25 minutes.

Sprinkle top with confectioners' sugar. (This hides any lumps, bumps, and browning and makes it all look pretty!).

King Arthur Website: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/lemon-squares-recipe
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