Sunday, June 20, 2010

Meyer Lemon Triangles

If it's true what they say and we are what we eat, than tonight I am a lemon. I baked these lemon traingle bars for a get together we had at my sister's house this afternoon. I thought that since tomorrow is the first day of summer and the weather is so bright and warm this time of year that lemons would be a perfect way to kick things off. Originally, I was going to bake a lemon pound cake, but the 1 1/2 hour baking time just wasn't going to fit into the schedule. These lemon bars are a sinch to make and can be finished in under an hour, prep time included. They were excellent, from the delicate crust to the rich lemon filling to the powdered sugar on top. Personally, I could not stop munching on them. And that is why tonight ...I am a lemon.

Meyer Lemon Bars
Adapted from Sugarcrafter

1 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 3 Meyer lemons)
2 teaspoons lemon zest (from about 2 of the Meyer lemons)

Powdered sugar, for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered sugar and salt. Stir in the melted butter and then press the dough into a greased 8x8 inch pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust turns light brown.
3. Reduce the heat to 300 degrees.
4. In another medium bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
5. Pour the lemon mixture over the crust and bake for 20-25 minutes.
6. After removing from the oven, lightly dust the top with powdered sugar.
7. Cool completely and then cut into squares. Then cut each square diagonally to form triangles.

No comments:

Post a Comment