Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Zesty Lemon Squares...



After eating my weight in chocolate cupcakes over the weekend I have decided to bake something a little lighter this week! These  lemon squares are nice and tangy and would be perfect for a  summer picnic (hoping we will go on one soon!!)  I followed an online recipe by Martha Stewart  but swapped the butter base for a short crust one ... The easier option!!

Ingredients...

1 sheet of shortcrust pastry
1 tin of condensed milk
juice of 3 lemons
4 large egg yolks
icing sugar to dust

Directions...

 Roll out the pastry sheet and press it into a 10 in rectangle baking tin with a 1 in lip on side. Preheat oven to 160c and bake until pale and golden for 10mins. Make the filling by mixing the can of condensed milk with the 4 egg yolks, then add the lemon juices.
Pour into the pastry shell and return to the oven. Bake for a further 20 mins until the filling is set. Remove and trim any overflow of pastry from the sides then chill in the fridge for about two hours until firm. Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares to serve.


Hope you all enjoy!
Anne xx


29 comments:

  1. Hi Anne, what a great surprise to see that you found my blog. I can't wait to read more of yours. So nice to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know you too. I am following along with you as well. Have a great day! I love lemon anything, from tea, to dr. watkins lemon counter top cleaner. What a great presentation in making these. I would love to add a little cooking or baking to my blog. Thanks for sharing. Fondly, dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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    1. Hi Dawn ! Thanks for following along:)

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  2. Perfect for summer! They sound and look delicious!!

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    1. They are nice and light to eat:)

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  3. Oooh, yum!! Those look delicious!

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  4. I will try and convince myself these are not fattening (ignoring the condensed milk) look so lovely

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    1. Yes Inge we will ignore that:)

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  5. Yum! You post the best recipes x

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    1. Thanks you have lovely ones too:)

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  6. Looks delicious! Very light, fresh, and summery. YUM :-)!

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  7. Lemon bars are amazing! I make them every Christmas, but I should make them all the time!

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    1. definitely could be made all year round!

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  8. I love a lemon tart, so I will definitely be trying this recipe!

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    1. Very similar to the tart I made before only I swapped the cream for condensed milk:)

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  9. Bookmarking this. Lemon is my favourite!

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  10. Lemon is my favourite too - and my kids'!

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    1. All kids seem to like lemons too!

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  11. these actually look so easy to make... and delicious! perfect for a treat ;) thx!

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    1. They are actually easy, although I might try the biscuit base on them next time:)

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  12. Yum! I love anything made with lemons!

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  13. These look so good! And what a nice treat for a Summer day! YUMMM! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  14. I'm trying to lose weight, before I go on vacation in September, and you're not helping! LOL! These look so yummy. I swear my mouth is watering.

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    1. Thanks Sylvia! I promise I will do a healthy salad soon:)

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  15. I love lemon bars and your recipe looks like a winner! I've had elaborate ones before where the lemon curd went runny. I'm going to copy this down and keep! Thanks for posting!

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    1. This would be easier than an elaborate lemon curd one!

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  16. They look so tasty Anne.

    Yum!

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