Mmmmm what could be better than a creamy and tart dessert? These lemon bars satisfy my craving when a cookie or piece of cake just won't do it.
1 3/4 cup of flour
2/3 cup of confectioner's sugar (plus lots more for dusting!)
1 cup of cold butter
1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of flour
1teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of lemon emulsion or extract
4 large eggs, slightly beaten
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 pan or line with parchment paper.
To make the crust
In a medium bowl sift together the flour & confectioner's sugar.
Cut in the cold butter until combined and crumbly in texture. I used a fork to achieve my results.
Press into prepared pan, and bake for 20-22 minutes. Color will be light golden.
To make topping
Prepare while crust is baking.
In a medium bowl combine sugar, flour and baking powder.
Add lemon juice, lemon emulsion and eggs. Combine well.
Pour into warm crust.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature. Dust with confectioner's sugar and refrigerate. Cut into bars when chilled....ENJOY!