A Summer Treat.

I was in the mood for a lemony summer treat, so I made lemon bars. I love anything lemon during the summer- lemonade, lemon bars, lemon in every kind of food I make… I still remember the first time I had lemon bars. I was in high school and someone brought them during our P.E. (yeah I know…) potluck. It was love at first bite.

This makes enough for 15 people depending on their appetite, so I packed them up and brought them to friends. I probably could’ve eaten them all but I didn’t want to go into sugar shock. Recipe from here, but I added lemon zest to give it some extra lemon flavor. So easy and so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 lemons, juiced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
  4. Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool.

 

 

Next up, another new favorite European city! ❀

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