Ossobuco (peacebone) wrote in dragons_cook,

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Buttery Lemon Bars

I am mostly posting this recipe because I'm cleaning up and need to get rid of the huge pile of papers on my desk, one of which has this recipe on it. XD This is from Baking with Gerry, a segment in Flying House Magazine (the publication for the Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus). Haven't made it yet, but like I said, I am cleaning up, and it sounds delicious so I want it on record.

Buttery Lemon Bars


Cookie layer:
2 sticks (1/2 lb) butter, softened
2 cups flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Filling layer:
4 beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
4 tbsp flour
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp finely grated lemon peel
1/8 tsp lemon extract
sifted confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Blend together butter, 2 cups flour, and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Pat the mixture into an ungreased 13" x 9" pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until lightly golden.

For the filling, blend together eggs, sugar, 4 tbsp flour, lemon juice, lemon peel, and lemon extract. Pour lemon mixture over first layer, return to oven, and bake at 325 degrees for an additional 20 minutes or until the lemon mixture no longer jiggles when the pan is shaken. After removing from oven, loosen around the edges, cut into bars, and sift confectioners' sugar over the top while warm.

Gerry says that he usually cuts it into 2 and 1/2" squares, but you can cut whatever size works best for your entertaining needs.

Baking with Gerry featured a delicious lemon-blueberry cheesecake last summer, which I should find and post if I haven't already...
Tags: bars, dessert, lemon, shortbread
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