Dale's Lemon SquaresSunday, May 08, 2011
This week has been an interesting sort of week. A lot of webby stuff, a lot of designing, a lot of charity work (as soon as the new website is up, I'll post a link so you can look-see). I've been waiting oh-so-patiently to try out Dale's Lemon Squares. They came highly recommended in a little link earlier this week, and the printed-out recipe has been sitting on my desk, taking priority position on the pile marked 'things I'd rather be doing today'.
The recipe ('Annemarie's Lemon Bars' from allrecipes.com) gives you about 16 large lemon bars that consist of two layers: a sort of thick lemony custard on top of a crumbly shortcake base. I took some progress photos to show you what they look like when you make them up but they're not that flattering. The end result is far more convincing! So let's start with one of those:
The layers aren't very distinct: I'd definitely make a double quantity of lemon 'topping' to give it the extra height, and possibly also use a much smaller baking tin. But don't they look deeeeelicious?
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
To make crust: Mix together the butter, 1 1/3 cups flour and 1/4 cup sugar with a fork until crumbly.