When Life Gives You Lemons …

Make lemon bars!  Baking has become one of my favorite things to do and it helps relieve stress.  Recently I was in the mood to try a new recipe and it turned out great!  I baked lemon bars which are actually pretty simple to make and they tasted delicious!  I typed the recipe below and included pictures of the cookbook for reference.

Recipe: The All New All Purpose New Joy of Cooking

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Lemon Curd Bars Cockaigne

Ingredients:

The crust

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

1/4 cup powdered sugar

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unslated butter, cut into small pieces

Lemon Filling

6 Eggs

3 cups of  sugar

2 grated zest of lemon

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice ( you can adjust this to taste)

1/2 cup of all purpose flour

Crust recipe

Preheat the oven to 325 F

Have a 13 X 9 inch baking pan

 Sift the 1 1/2 cup  of all purpose flour and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar in a large bowl.

Add in the small pieces of butter to the mixture

Using your fingers, press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and 3/4 inch up the sides to avoid leaking during baking.

Bake until golden brown, 20 to 30 min., Set aside to cool slightly.  Reduce the oven temperature to 300

Lemon Filling Directions

Whisk the 6 eggs and 3 cups of sugar until well combined

Then stir in the grated zest of lemon and lemon juice

Sift  1/2 cup all purpose flour over the top and stir in until well blended and smooth.

Pour the batter over the baked crust. Bake until set, about 35 min.

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