Tuesday, January 25, 2011

French Lemon Squares

I had a friend
coming for a visit
she is a fantastic
baker and cook
I wanted something
fast and easy
I love lemon
in baking

French Lemon Squares

⅓ cups Powdered Sugar
1-½ cup Flour (I used whole wheat)
¾ cups Butter Or Margarine (COLD)
3 whole Eggs
1-½ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Flour (white)
3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
Lemon Zest (optional)
Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 350F.
Now blend together the crust ingredients.I use a pastry blender or two knives to mix the crust ingredients, until it looks like crumbs. Once everything is combined, place crust into an ungreased 9 by 13 inch bar pan and press down into pan with the palms of your hands until firmly packed.

I was really nervous
this didn't look
like it would bake
very well

Bake for 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
I was still nervous
this still didn't
look right
but I carried on

While the crust is baking, in a bowl mix together the filling ingredients.

Once crust is finished baking, pour the filling mixture into the hot pan over the crust and bake for another 20 minutes.

Let cool and dust with powdered sugar to garnish and cut into squares.
I was very nervous
but this tasted
I served it
with some yummy
homemade spiced chai


  1. Looks great to me! And sounds delicious. Q: What is a pastry blender? Is it like the wires of a whisk but in a D shape? Marsha

  2. And I love, love, loved it! And the Chai!!!! You are the best hostess in the world! Thanks for having me over and letting me indulge in your goodness!