Friday, January 22, 2010

Lemon bars or tart

It is definitely of the best lemon bars or tart I've tasted. I even had to say goodbye to my dinner and had two pieces. Just couldn't resist. I found the recipe and mouth-watering photo in Blue Ridge Baker and knew I had to make it. The recipe is really simple but the result is great - crispy bottom, tangy top and heavenly caramel flavour in the middle.

Lemon tart or bars

( serves 8)

What we need:

For the crust:
100 gr butter
50 gr sugar
¾ tsp of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
125 gr flour
a little bit of lemon zest for extra flavour.

For the lemon top:

230 gr sugar
3 tbs. flour
3 big eggs
1 ½ tsp of lemon zest
100 ml lemon juice

What we have to do:

1. Pre-heat the oven 170C. Butter your baking tray.
2. Make the crust by mixing melted butter with sugar. Then add lemon zest, vanilla extract, salt and mix in the flour. Pour in onto the tray and spread it over. Put in the oven for 20-25 min.
3. While the crust is baking, mix the flour and sugar all together, then add lemon zest, lemon juice and eggs. Mix it well and when the crust is done, pour the lemon topping. And place into the oven again. Reduce the heat - 150C and bake for 20 min. Let it cool completely and remove from the tray. You can dust with some sugar powder if you like.