Jan 23, 2010

sticky lemon bars

My mother grows these amazing 'Limes ' in her farm that i cant get enough of. They are huge with dense flesh and are lusciously juicy and smells divine. Every time i get my share it becomes a big lemony feast at home. One becoz i don't get them very often, and two the batches come in plenty that i don't want to waste them.

So i have few tried and tested standard recipes like Lime Cordial, Cheesecake, Lemon Cake, Lemon pie and several other marinades. Oh how can i forget Lemon Pickle! Yes !. But this time i added something new to my list which is the 'Sticky Lemon Bars'!.
I am totally bowled over and in love with them.

It cant get simpler than his. Even a beginner can fix this without any hitch!.

It has got a soft crust base which is basically short bread , with a topping of silk smooth tangy lemon filling. mmm divine!

For the Crust
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 tbsp lemon zest

For the Topping
1 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons unbleached white flour
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, strained

Preheat oven to 180 deg. Butter the inside of a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom.

To make the crust: In a medium-sized bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, vanilla, lemon Zest and salt. Add the flour and mix until just incorporated. Spread the dough (it will be quite liquid) evenly in the bottom of the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the crust is evenly browned.

While the crust is baking, make the topping: Stir together sugar and flour. Whisk in the eggs. Add lemon juice and zest and stir until combined.

When the crust is baked (and still hot), pour in filling, turn oven down to 300, and bake for 20-20 minutes or until center no longer jiggles. Let cool completely in pan before slicing. Dust it with powdered sugar.

Makes great teatime snack

Verdict : My Second twin who cant take any sourness in his food finished two bars!!


Veggie Belly said...

Beautiful! I hope you'll post the recipe coz I'd love to make this!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow,these look like lemon cheese cake. nice color and love the lemon flavor in the cake..a nice summer cake.

? said...

Came across your blog and this lovely post! You are fortunate to have access to such fresh produce! Look forward to more lemony posts!


Geez, this one really Tickles the Tastebuds. Goodwork Nandini hope to get some more exiting Recepies.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look fantastic! I love lemon bars!



Akal's Saappadu said...

I love the lemon flavour in my cakes too!!

lemon cake using the home produced lemons, what a pleasure!! looks succulent, must be great with a cup of coffee!!

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Am sure you have already heard about them, they sure have some great recipes that work for everyone. So is yours. I am going to follow yours more religiously. Great work. :) and oh, the sticky lemon bars..yum!

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Muneeba said...

Oooo, had something similar to this at a friend's house .. but yours looks so sophisticated and luscious!

Pari said...

Hi Nandini, thanks for dropping by. These bars look so good and as you have said they do not appear complicated to make. Have bookmarked will try it sometime..
Keep visiting dear and I will love to follow ur blog now onwards, do not want to miss such interesting posts.