Monday, 26 April 2010

Lemon Squares

My Recipe is Featured on The Trendy Treehouse

If you love lemony cakes then you'll LOVE these Lemon Squares! The topping is reminisant of Lemon Curd or the lemony bit of Lemon Meringue Pie - soft, squidgy and nice and tangy! And they are nice and easy and quick to rustle up!!

Ingredients
For Base
250g self-raising flour
70g icing sugar
175g butter
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

For Topping
2 large Lemons
4 large eggs
230g caster sugar
45g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder



Method

Make Base
Put the flour and icing sugar in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Dice the butter and add to the flour mixture with the vanilla essence. Rub with fingers to form fine breadcrumbs.
Tip the crumbs into a 28x23x4cm greased baking tray and put in the oven (180oC) for 15 - 20 minutes until pale golden.

Make Topping
Zest Lemons and juice. Add zest and juice to all other topping ingredients and mix to form a thin batter. Pour the topping over the cooked base and return to the oven for 15 minutes, or until spongy to the touch.
Remove from the oven, cool, cut into square and remove from the tin.

You can dust them with more icing sugar before serving if you wish.

These seemed best when they were still slightly warm, just out of the oven, so you may wish to heat them slightly if there is a gap between making and serving!



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7 comments:

  1. Mmmm, I like the look of these! I love lemony cakes, particularly with a cup of tea after a day's gardening. As the rest of my family prefer chocolate cake, I'd have to wait until a good gardening bout in order to balance out the calories! Would love to know if this freezes… Caro x

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  2. I don't know if this will freeze, i'll have to give it a go. I know that it is not overly 'spongy' so it may do okay! I shall try a piece and give the feedback!

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  3. this sounds fantastic and very like a cake I already love so I am definitely trying this at the weekend...mmmmmmm

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  4. YUM YUM YUM!
    I love anything and EVERYTHING lemon, especially during the spring/summer seasons.
    It's just so refreshing!!
    thanks for sharing
    xoxo
    bB

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  5. oh, you're making me hungry!!! thanks for sharing!

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