Monday, August 3, 2015

Share Your Summer: Lemon


Happy Monday everyone! Today marked the first day of school for many people. Fortunately even though our school district started today our preschool decided to hold off for a few weeks, so we still have two more weeks of summer. 

I am most definitely not ready to give up summer just yet. The humidity can take it down a notch, but  otherwise summer is still in going full swing in this house. 


Nothing says summer to me more than lemon. I was so excited when this Share Your Summer topic came up because I love everything lemon, and during the summer months I indulge in the yummy flavor of lemon as much as possible. From lemonade to lemon pound cake to lemon ices you can't go wrong.  


In my lemon craving, I decided to make lemon bars. I hadn't tried to make them on my own yet, but baking is my jam and I found a easy enough recipe that I couldn't wait to try. 


I followed the instructions to a tee and couldn't wait for them to cool off so I could officially try them. The scrumptious smelling lemon flavor was almost too much to handle, but I held back and let them cool appropriately. 


I am so glad I did because the result was worth waiting for. They were the perfect bar consistency with just enough lemon tart flavor. Southern summer in a dessert form for sure. 



LEMON BARS

Ingredients
(For the pastry bottom)
- 1 cup of butter, sliced
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 cups of flour

(For the lemon mixture)
-1 1/2 cups of sugar
-1/4 cup of flour
- 4 large eggs
- 2 lemons juiced (approximately 2/3 to 3/4 of a cup)

Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 for darker pans or glass pans)
-Blend the butter, flour, and sugar together in a food processor (will be kind of textured)
- Place pastry mixture evenly in the bottom of a greased 8x8 pan. 
- Bake for 10-15mins 
- While baking the pastry, place ingredients for the lemon mixture in a bowl and mix until sugar has dissolved. (Will still have some lumps in it.)
- Pour over the hot pastry base. 
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the top begins to brown. 
- Remove and let cool completely (approximately 30 mins)
- Sprinkle powdered sugar on top. 
- Divide and serve. 

**Using a wet knife will make it easier to cut the bars. 


Seriously so yummy! If you are craving a little more lemony goodness check out the lemon board we created on Pinterest with some of our favorite blogger friends a few months ago. There are tons of great recipes, cocktails, and fun fashion trends. 

We can't wait for you to share some more of your summer with us. Be sure to link up what has inspired you this summer and share all things lemon. 

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