Lemon dessert

July 03, 2010
Lemon Bars

Miss E had her first Harp Recital on Sunday 27th June 2010. It was held at St Hilda's School in Mosman Park.
Miss E (of course... the star for the day), Mr H Jr and I, sat through the whole recital... Mr H couldn't make it as he was busy working (chasing deadlines ... sigh).
We received an invite from the organiser together with a small note... 'to bring a plate to share'... I decided to make Lemon Bars (recipe adapted from Joy of Baking).... as I still have lemons left from our backyard.. and it is easy to make...

Lemon Bars recipe

  • 100g cold butter
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Mix all until it resembles breadcrumbs. Line a baking dish 8inch x 8 inch with baking paper. Spray some cooking oil onto the baking paper. Press the breadcrumbs firmly onto the baking dish. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes... until golden in colour.

Top Layer:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup castor sugar ot more if lemon juice is sour
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
Whisk all the above ingredients until combined. Pour onto the crust... Bake until the top is set approximately 15 minutes.
Cool completely before serving... and dust with icing sugar...

Lemon Bars recipe


  1. Serve these lemony bars with some mint ice cream....mmm...delicious!

  2. Angie,
    yum... may have to try in summer, too cold for ice cream now :)

  3. tigerfish,
    Thanks and sorry for the late reply as I was away..

  4. These look delicious - I love the touch of putting a slice of lemon on top of each piece. I recently made some lemon bars from a very similar recipe, the results of which can be viewed on my blog at www.bakingmakesthingsbetter.com