Let's have some luscious lemon bars for today's tea! I'm using another one of my late Great Aunt Kitty's trios that she painted for me.
This pansy pattern is perfect for Spring time. My green gingham cloth goes with so many of my patterns.
This Lemon Bar recipes comes from my old Betty Crocker Cookbook, that I received back in 1970. I've slightly adapted it, by adding more lemon juice and also some lemon zest. It's really a wonderful recipe and makes a square pan of either and 8x8", or a 9x9". I hope you'll try them soon.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice (I used the juice of one lemon, which ended up being almost 1/4 cup)
zest of one lemon
powdered sugar for garnishing
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix thoroughly the flour, butter and powdered sugar. Press evenly into the bottom of an 8x8x2" or 9x9x2" ungreased pan. Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat remaining ingredients for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Pour over the hot crust. Bake about 25 minutes longer or until no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Cool; cut into squares. Dust with powdered sugar.
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