One of my favourite flavours is lemon. It was not so long ago though when I didn’t like lemony things, funny how your taste buds change as you grow up. Now I can’t get enough of it!! Some previous recipes I have shared including lemon are; Lemon Cupcakes and Lemon Madeira Cake
To add to the collection I stumbled across a recipe for Lemon Squares and decided to do my take on them. The texture resembles a meringue On top, quite soft and light but they are like a biscuit/cake on the base. So light and zesty, a firm favourite now. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed – I certainly wasn’t.
-100g Plain Flour
– 35g Icing Sugar, sifted
– 75g Butter, chilled and cubed
– 3 Large Eggs
– 275g Caster Sugar
– Grated Zest 1 Lemon
– 150ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
– 50g Plain Flour, Sifted
Preheat the oven to 180degrees.
Oil and line a 18cm square tin.
Rub together the butter, icing sugar and flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Tip into the prepared baking tin and press firmly down forming an even layer. Prick with a fork and bake for 12-15mins until lightly golden.
Reduce the oven temperature to 150degrees.
Whisk the eggs, sugar and lemon zest until smooth. Gradually add the lemon juice whilst still whisking. Then finally add the flour and stir to combine.
Tip onto the baked base. Bake for 35-40mins so the top is set and slightly crispy.
Leave to cool completely.
Remove from the tin. Lightly dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.