Monday, 19 May 2008

tangy lemon squares

I was in the mood for baking yesterday afternoon. So I sat on the couch, cup of tea in hand & flicked through the options in my womens weekly cookbook (the big red one released last year).
I've never made these before & they are really quite easy & very tasty. The recipe says "to be enjoyed with earl grey tea" well I don't know about that, because I'm an english breakfast girl myself. I'm taking half into work with me this morning (to bribe the chefs) & the other half is for my boy to have at the workshop & share with his neighbours & random drop-ins (that is if he doesn't eat them all himself...
For those of you who don't have the book, I'll update with the recipe later today.
Off to the work now, enjoy your monday everyone.

Update 20th may for sherrin
Ingredients:
125gm butter
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 1/4 cup plain flour
3 eggs
1 cup castor sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
1/2 cup lemon juice

Method:
1. preheat oven to 180 degrees (160 degrees for fan forced). Grease 23cm square pan tray, line base and 2 sides with baking paper (oops, I didn't do this part. No wonder I struggled when they said "lift slice out before cutting!)
2. beat butter and sifted icing sugar in a small bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the sifted flour. Press mixture evenly over base of pan. Bake, uncovered for about 15mins or until browned slightly.
3. place eggs, castor sugar, remaining sifted flour, rind & juice in a medium bowl, whisk until combined. Pour egg mixture over hot base. Bake, uncovered for about 20mins or until firm. Cool in pan on wire rack. Lift slice from pan before cutting (this should only take a few seconds... not the 5 minutes it too me) Dust with extra icing sugar if desired.

These squares are also delicious made with orange or mandarin juice... apparently... it's just what the book says... I'm not actually in the know on that info... I'll give it a go... maybe next week... when I've jogged this one off... I don't jog...

4 comments:

CurlyPops said...

Yum, that lemon slice looks delicious (I'm a sucker for any homemade slices). I love the serving dish too, it's ery pretty.

Lisa said...

Looks so yummy. I would go and buy some earl grey tea for that.

(I'm an EB girl too)

Sherrin said...

oooh I love lemony desserts! so where's the recipe?! ;o)

Sherrin said...

thanks Kitty :o) I'll give it a go as soon as I can wrangle some lemons from my neighbour. :o) will let you know how I go xx