Saturday, December 29, 2007

Favorite Lemon Squares

Sweet and tart are the only way I can describe these tasty little squares. Sometimes, I just get the worst craving for lemon anything, and this recipe hits that craving right on the head. The crust adds crunch, while the lemon is soft and tart, and finally the sugar on top adds sweetness. Too good not to try!

All-Time Favorite Lemon Squares

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup flour
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar

Combine butter, flour and confectioner's sugar. Blend together until mixture clings together (use a fork or pastry blender). Pat evenly into a 9x9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon flour
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Dash of salt
Confectioner's sugar

Beat together eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon rind, and salt. Pour over partially baked crust. Return pan to oven and bake another 20 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Cool then cut into squares (smaller ones for a tea).

Source: Best of the Best from Virginia

"The lemon tart, for instance: I've been doing the same lemon tart for fifteen years. I can't make it any better. To me, it's perfect."
-Thomas Keller

"We should indulge our cravings. When we deny ourselves an entire food category, whether it's starch or sweets, we deny our bodies and our minds valuable enjoyment and possibly nutrients."
-Naomi Orzech

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