Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lemon Squares

I have tried so many lemon squares, but none of them ever tastes as delicious as this one.  They are either too sweet or don’t have that yummy buttery taste.   I discovered this recipe when I visited a friend who happened to make lemon squares to serve us that day.   When I had my first bite, I already loved them.  The squares were truly delicious.  They got a buttery taste from the crust, and a lemony flavor from the custard.  I could not wait to ask her for the recipe.  I copied it down, but never asked where she got it.  I have modified the recipe a little so that it suites my taste even better. 

I started making these lemon squares ever since, and have received so many great compliments.  Now I would like to share this recipe with you.  

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch salt

3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 eggs

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. For the crust, blend the crust ingredients.  Press into a 9 X 9 ungreased pan.  Bake for 20 minute or until lightly browned.
  3. Beat eggs for 1 minute.  Add the remaining custard ingredients into the egg mixture and beat for another 1 minute.
  4. Pour custard over the crust and bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Cut into squares immediately.
  6. Sprinkle top with icing sugar.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Today's Breakfast

Hard boiled egg

Greek Style plain yogurt

Drizzle with condensed milk and add blueberries on top