Classic Lemon Bars

    55 minutes

    Lemon bars make a great snack, lunch box dessert or finger food dessert. This version is easy to make and tastes great.

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    Serves: 16 

    • Base
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1 1/3 cups (175g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup (60g) white sugar
    • Top
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Base: Mix together the butter, flour and sugar with a fork until crumbly. Press into an 20cm square cake tin and bake for 20 minutes. Crust will look white. Do not brown.
    3. Top: Combine the eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until well mixed. Pour over pre-baked crust.
    4. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.
    5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with icing sugar. Let bars cool before cutting.

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    The recipe worked well and the result was as expected. I used baking paper to prevent any possibility of sticking.  -  10 Jun 2012


    I was disappointed with mine, I followed all the instructions and the bars at the sides/corner of the tin had a nice chewy lemon topping but the rest of it didn't. And by the next day it was seeping syrup out of it and making them all mushy  -  31 Aug 2012


    Was very easy to make, although I used my fingers instead of a fork (like when making a crumble), and tasted very nice. It was liked very much by the whole family, thank you.  -  09 Jul 2012