Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Super Lemon Bars

Here's my pick for the recipe from this week's Taste section in the Dallas Morning News.
Super Lemon Bars, Alicia Ross.  

There was a recipe for  Real Banana Pudding too, but I've posted my recipe for the Best of the Best Banana Pudding. I've tried many recipes and I'm convinced that mine is truly the best Banana Pudding!
So, I chose to post the Super Lemon Bars.

1 stick of Butter, room temperature
1/4 C Powdered Sugar, plus more for dusting
1 1/2 C Flour, divided
pinch of Salt
4 Eggs
1 C Sugar
1/2 C freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
1 TBS Lemon Zest

Butter the Bottom of an 8"x 8" Pan.
The Recipe recommends that you cut two pieces of Parchment Paper that extends 2" over the sides and cut to fit the edge to prevent fire, buttering both sheets of paper.  It helps to lift the bars out of the pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In  a Stand Mixer, cream:
Butter and 1/4 C Powdered Sugar, with the Paddle Attachment.
With the mixer on low, add 1 C Flour and Salt, combine until just mixed

Using Floured Hands, shape the Dough into a Ball and press into the Pan, spreading to the edges.
Place in the Freezer for 10 minutes
Bake 20 minutes
Remove from oven and leave the oven on

While Crust is baking, use the Whisk Attachment and Whisk the Eggs and Sugar for two minutes on High until light and fluffy.
Reduce Speed to Medium - Low, add Lemon Juice, Zest and remaining 1/2 C Flour. Mix well.

Pour Filling over Crust and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
Cool to Room Temperature on a Rack

Using the Parchment Paper Liner, lift the Bars from the Pan.
Transfer to a Flat Cutting Service.
Cut into Bars.
Using a small sieve, dust the tops of the Bars with Powdered Sugar before serving.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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