Thursday, August 6, 2009

La La La Lemon Bars!

Ina Garten's recipe. You'll like them.

For the crust:
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
For the filling:
  • 6 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (4 to 6 lemons)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the crust, cream the butter and sugar until light in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into a 9 by 13 by 2-inch baking sheet, building up a 1/2-inch edge on all sides. Chill.

Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack. Leave the oven on.

For the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.

Cut into triangles and dust with confectioners' sugar.


Ben and Shara said...

I'm gonna have to try these. Are they the same ones that you did at the baby blessings? YUMMY!

Christy Dyer said...

My mouth is watering!

Carrie said...

I have an awesome meyer lemon tree. It's bursting with fruit right now. Too bad lemons don't ripen until November. If you guys are around at all this Christmas/Thanksgiving we'll have to make some.

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Annie and Jake said...

Yeah, I think I need those. Annie, don't, no, stop, wait, think before you....:)

Annie and Jake said...

p.s when I read la la la all I think of is that cute talking pig from the movie Babe. Plus, do you remember the pig key chains mom got us that sang la la la?