Lemon Bars

| 8/11/2014 9:12:00 AM

Blooms and SpoonsIt has been a beautifully hot summer here in southern Alberta; after the long winter and cold spring we had, it’s such a delight! I haven’t wanted to turn the oven on for the past couple of weeks, but today was cooler and stormy, so I seized the chance to do some baking. I bought a large bag of lemons earlier in the week and it seemed that some of them were destined for one dessert in particular: lemon bars. With a bold lemon flavor and a soft, cakey texture, these bars are must-haves to tuck into picnic baskets and to share at potlucks and barbecues! 

Lemon bars

Lemon Bars

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine (if using salted butter, omit salt above)
2 eggs
Zest of 1 organic lemon (use Meyers if you don’t have regular lemons)
Juice of 1 organic lemon

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-by-9-inch baking dish with butter and dust lightly with flour, shaking off any excess. Set aside.

Zest and juice the lemon into a small bowl and set aside.