Monday, March 1, 2010

Meyer Lemon Bars

Man, oh man, have you tasted this delicious cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange? It's just a hair short of bitter but strangely sweet at the same time. Kind of earthy. Kind of funky. Kind of unexpected.

Nice twist on regular ole lemon bars if you ask me.

Meyer Lemon Bars
makes enough for 2-3; takes a couple hours (including cooling)

2 Tbsp butter, soft
1 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 cup flour
pinch salt
  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Beat butter and powdered sugar with electric mixer until incorporated. Add flour and salt and mix well. Press into bottom of well greased pan, 4-inch square or equivalent. Prick with a fork several times and bake 18 -20 minutes, until lightly browned.
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp Meyer lemon zest
1/2 Tbsp flour
  • Beat egg and sugar well, until incorporated and smooth. Mix in juice and zest, then flour last. Pour into warm shell and return to oven. Bake another 15-18 minutes, until set. Cool completely, top with powdered sugar and serve.

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