Friday, January 4, 2013

Luscious Lemon Squares [Rhonda]

If you've made New Year's resolutions to watch calories and eat healthy things, as most of us have, you'll want to indulge in just one of these lemon squares after your garden-salad-dinner-with-dressing-on-the-side. These lemon squares are totally worth an extra ten minutes on the treadmill. The soft and buttery crust is over-the-top delicious, and a kiss of lemon juice makes them all tangy and fresh.

Ingredients and directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Sift together:
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Add and combine:
1/2 cup melted butter

Press the mixture into an 8 x 8-inch greased baking pan and bake 20 minutes.

Meanwhile combine:
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 slightly beaten eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice
Grated zest of 1 lemon
(can add 1/2 cup flaked coconut...cut back a little on the sugar if you do)

Pour these ingredients over the baked warm crust and bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in pan on wire racks. Before serving, cut into 2-inch squares and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
(Makes 16 squares)

Suggested soundtrack: Diana Krall's "Look of Love." Mmmmm.....
The Look of Love by Diana Krall on Grooveshark

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