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The sweet pastry and the tart lemon make these bars simply wonderful – I can assure you there will not be any leftovers.

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Lemon Bars

The sweet pastry and the tart lemon make these bars simply wonderful – I can assure you there will not be any leftovers.
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST:

  • cups plain flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup icing sugar plus additional to decorate
  • 225 gr butter cut into cubes cold

FOR THE LEMON TOPPING:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • cup plain flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc.
  • Cover a 9 x 13 inch baking tray with baking parchment. Leave an overlap and grease the parchment also.
  • Place the dry ingredients for the crust into a food processor and pulse to combine.
  • Add the cold butter and mix until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs around 10 seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press down. A measuring cup works well for pressing it flat and even.
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  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden.
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  • Now to make the filling. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and flour.
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  • Remove the crust from the oven.
  • Pour the lemon mixture the top of the cooked base and immediately place the pan back into the oven and bake for a further 30-35 minutes until the topping is firm and set.
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  • Allow to cool completely in the tin.
  • Once cooled using the overhang of parchment paper, lift out of the tin.
  • Cut into squares or triangles then dust with icing sugar.
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  • Can be kept in an airtight container for four days in the fridge.
  • Can be frozen for three months.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Lemon, Quick & Easy

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