I went on a baking spree this weekend. I needed a distraction, since my poor baby of a computer underwent a face-lift and consequently lost internet connection. Have you ever tried not going on the internet? It's almost impossible! And I was going out of my mind. So I decided to bake. And watch Casablanca. Of course, right? What goes better with old movies than lemon?
For the Crust:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup margarine/butter, softened
For the Filling:
4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup lemon juice
For the Frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Now, in a large bowl, mix together all the crust ingredients. They'll be pretty crumbly, which is perfect!
Now you'll press that into an un-greased 9 by 13 pan, like so:
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the top starts to turn a lovely golden color. Don't over-bake though! You'll have to put it back in the oven later.
While that's cookin', start on the filling. Mix all the filling ingredients except the lemon juice.
Once it's nice and well-blended, add the lemon juice.
Now, pour that on top of the still-warm crust and bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes. The top will be a nice golden brown.
Let it cool for about an hour before frosting. To make the frosting, mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice together and pour it over the cooled lemon bars.
Cut them into bars and try not to eat all of them in one sitting! (Trust me, it's hard! My willpower almost wasn't strong enough!) Hope you had a great weekend! Only 22 days until Christmas!