I was talking to my son who I am proud to say completed his first year of culinary training at tech school. I was surprised when I asked what his favorite recipe was that it was something so simple. But, again… It has the complexity of texture, balanced flavors, and so tasty. He also acknowledged the accolades he loved to get after serving them. We all love the smiles, sounds of yum, and the compliments. Here is his recipe for Lemon Bars aka Sour Love Bars.
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup confectioner’s Sugar
1 Cup Melted Butter
2 Cups White Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
5/8 Cup Lemon Juice
How to Make Them:
Grease a 9 x 13 pan and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix 2 cups flour and confectioners’ sugar. Blend in the melted butter then press mixture into the bottom of the pan. Keep the base even throughout so that it bakes evenly and crust is balanced well with rest of the bar. Place base into oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
In a bowl, mix together the sugar, 1/4 cup flour, lemon juice, and eggs. Make sure the mixture is smooth. Pour over base and place bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until bars have set. Use a toothpick or knife to check if its done by seeing whether it remains clean after poking into the lemon mixture. When done, place on cooling rack and let completely cool before cutting the bars.
Sit enjoy with an iced tea so you can have an “Arnold Palmer Treat”. Share with friends and keep them around a little longer. Share with a special friend and see if they pucker… good luck!
Keep sharing your favorite foods with us and enjoy!