Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lemon Bar Brownies



I am not sure what is going on with this so called "spring" here in Brooklyn. For some reason this weather will not let me pack away my winter gear just yet. Such a bummer; but I am not going to let some cold days ruin my spring spirit. I have been craving something lemony, and I happened upon baker girl's recipe for lemon bar brownies. These bars have all the sweet zesty tartness of a lemon bar mixed with the moist chewiness of a brownie. A match made in lemon cloud heaven.



Batter:

  • 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Lemon Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest

I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and greased my 9 by 9 inch pan. Then I took the juice and zest of two lemons, setting that aside for the batter and the glaze.



Next I sifted my dry ingredients; flour, sugar, and salt. In my mixing bowl I added one stick of softened butter to the dry ingredients. I mixed this on a low setting until it was incorporated. Then in a separate bowl I stirred together the eggs, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest. I added my egg mixture to my flour mixture and beat on medium until smooth.



I poured my batter into my pan and baked them for about 20 minutes. Until they just started to turn light golden brown around the edges (a tooth pick in the center should come out clean).



Then I let them fully cool!



For the glaze I mixed together the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of lemon zest. I evenly spread my glaze over the top of my bars and let the glaze stiffen before cutting into them.



These are a fantastic, quick, and easy dessert to make to satisfy your sweet tooth. It's like eating little lemony rays of sunshine, which is just what I needed in this weather.

16 comments:

  1. Wow. I bet they taste great. You should look into food photography!

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    1. Thanks Shelby. These do taste very good and you should try them. :)

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  2. These bars sound and look amazing:) I think you can even taste spring while having them :)

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    1. Thanks Medeja. They are quite refreshing. :)

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  3. That looks like a great recipe. Different then the usual cookie crust bottom. I shall definitely put these on my list to try.

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    1. Thanks Quilting in May. Let me know how the brownies turn out for you when you make them!

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  4. I've seen this recipe numerous times and it looks so good every time. I must stop procrastinating and get in the kitchen to make them.

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    1. They are delicious! Let me know how they turn out for you.

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  5. Oh wow, I was thinking about making lemon bars this week. I have never made them, but my mom made them a lot when I was young. This looks like a fab recipe! I live in Md & the weather here is also driving me crazy - practically 100 degrees one day and then 50 degrees the next day :0)

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    1. Thanks Beth! These are great and easy to make. Would love to hear if you try em :)

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  6. I'm actually totally making them today! I'll let you know how they turn out :0)

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    1. Sounds great! Can't wait to hear :)

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    2. They were so yummy! I'm going to have one now to reward myself for getting through the work day!

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    3. Glad they turned out! That sounds like a perfect reward :)

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  7. I just made this for a birthday party for work tomorrow! and I also made some for home. YUMMY!!!! My husband even liked them!

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    1. Thanks Kaystarr! I am glad that you and your husband enjoyed them :)

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