Friday, August 31, 2007
lemon bars & shower gift
I made these lemon bars for a friend's baby shower I attended last evening - they're one of those things I make when I'm taking them somewhere, otherwise I just might end up eating them all. Here's the recipe:
1/3 cup butter
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar, divided
2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
1 cup plus 2 tbsp flour, divided
3 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter in medium mixing bowl for 30 seconds. Add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until combined. Beat in 1 c flour until crumbly, and press into 8x8 pan. Bake 15-18 minutes, or until golden. In the meantime, combine eggs, 3/4 c sugar, 2 tbsp flour, lemon peel and lemon juice. Beat until combined. Remove shortbread base from oven and pour filling over it. Bake 20 minutes longer, or until set. Cool, cut into bars and sift icing sugar over top, if desired. Meyer lemons, limes, or any citrus fruit could be substituted in for the lemon. Yummmmmm!
And here are a couple of pictures of the gift tags I made for the mum-to-be. I thought they turned out quite well. In case you're curious, I included reusable and disposable nursing pads, a nursing canopy, and lanolin in the basket. All things I've found very useful!