Saturday, June 4, 2011

Lemon Lime Bars

These lemon lime bars will knock your socks off. The crust is rich and buttery and the lemon and lime zest add an extra kick and chewiness. They are tart and sweet and a perfect twist on a classic. Be careful, you might just eat the whole pan. These are from the wonderful Whole Foods Market Cookbook.


2 C all-purpose flour, sifted, plus 1/4 C
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
4 eggs, beaten
2 C granulated sugar
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp grated lime zest
1 tsp baking powder
powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift the 2 cups of flour and powdered sugar together. Cut the butter into the flour and sugar until the mixture looks like coarse meal. Press into a 13X9X2-inch pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove the pan from the oven.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, granulated sugar, and lemon and lime juices and zests for 1 to 2 minutes, until frothy. (mmmm frothy) Sift the remaining 1/4 cup flour and baking powder togehter and stir it into the egg mixture. Pour over the baked crust. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until set. Remove from the oven, and allow it to cool. sift the additional powdered sugar over the top, and cut the lemon-lime dessert into squares. Makes 18 bars.

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