Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bakerella's Lemon Bars

Have you ever been to Bakerella's web site? If not, leave here, and go directly to there! You just don't know what your missing! She makes the most wonderful cake pops, and decorates them in the cutest ways you've ever seen. She also make gorgeous cupcakes. And the pictures! I just love it! I'm also a tad bit jealous of her, because she got to go visit The Pioneer Woman and stay at the Lodge. Yeah.

She also has lots of recipes on her site. She posted one for lemon bars quite a while ago, and I've been wanting to try them ever since. I must say up front that lemons aren't one of my favorite foods. I love, love, love lemonade. But lemon flavored things not so much. I do like the taste of lemon in savory dishes, just not lemon desserts.

With that being said, I really liked these Lemon Bars! They were pretty easy to make, and they tasted so darn good! It was like really good lemonade in bar form. The only thing I did differently was not sprinkle any powdered sugar on them. I tried it on the first one I did, and it was a bit too sweet. I know, me, thinking something is too sweet. Will wonders never cease? So if you like lemon, or even if you only like it just a little bit, try these out. You'll be glad you did. :)

Lemon Bars adapted from Bakerella

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 cup plain sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest from 2 lemons

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 X 13 pan.

To make crust:
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and confectioner's sugar
Cut in butter until combined and crumbly.
Press mixture into bottom of pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

To make topping:
While crust is baking, prepare topping.
In a larger bowl, add sugar, flour, and baking powder.
Then add slightly beaten eggs and lemon juice.
Mix well and pour on top of warm baked crust.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
When cool, dust with confectioner's sugar and refrigerate.
Cut into bars and enjoy them cold!

(After I wrote this post, I realized I deleted the pictures I had taken of my bars. Sorry! You can go HERE and see Bakerella's. They're prettier than mine anyway. :) )


  1. sounds soooo yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and glad I found another twilight fanatic like me.. :) An I LOVE the blog, I love food..haha

  2. Ciao Christy! I adore lemon bars. Will def have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing.