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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars 1
Ok, so I dealt with those lemons I had sitting around and I ended up with yummy lemon slice.  Win!

For the base:
170g butter
¾ cup icing sugar
1 ½ cups flour

For the topping:

55g melted butter
200g caster sugar
15g flour
3 lemons
3 eggs

Preheat the oven to 180˚C and lightly grease or line a 20 x 20cm tin with baking paper.  Finely grate the zest of two lemons and juice all three.
Combine the base ingredients in a food processor, or rub the butter into the dry ingredients and work into a smooth paste with your fingers.  Press the dough evenly into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until it is just beginning to go golden (Do not over cook as it will be going back into the oven later on).
Mix the topping ingredients in a bowl until well combined.  If you make the topping mixture in advance make sure you give it another stir before you pour it as the sugar settles at the bottom of the bowl. 
Pour the mixture onto the hot biscuit base and return to the oven for another 30 minutes.  Rotate the tray after 15 minutes.

In Tin 
Remove the tray from the oven and set on a wire rack to cool in the tin.
Once cool, dust the top with icing sugar or drizzle with melted chocolate.  Cut into squares or wedges.  Store in an airtight container, preferably in the fridge.

Lemon Bars 2


  1. Hi Melissa,
    Thanks for the link...

    Your lemon slices looks yummy and moist... :)

    Cheers` lisa

  2. Very lovely lemon bars. I love any bakes with lemon. It gives such a beautiful flavour and taste....mmmm. I likes yours. Thanks very much for your lovely comment on my blog...on the lemon slice :D

  3. Just made this and am eating a piece still warm as I type this. BEST LEMON SLICE/BAR EVER! I put lemon glaze and toasted coconut on the time of mine. Def going into the recipe book!


  4. Hi, is that lemon juice, or 3 whole lemons whizzed up with rest of topping?

  5. Yum! What a good use for some lemons from my tree. I'd bring you a bit, but I think there might not be any left by tomorrow :-)