Brandi's StoryI LOVE tart lemon bars and a lot of recipes I've run into are rather....tamed down for my taste. I followed a generic lemon bar recipe and tweaked it up a notch or two in the lemon department.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup of lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2Mix 2 cups of flour and confectioner's sugar together. Cut in the butter or margarine. Mix well until the dough resembles pie dough consistency. Press the dough into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
3Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
4Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice and lemon rind for at least 1 minute. Pour the mixture over the baked crust.
5Bake the bars another 20 minutes, or until the lemon topping has set. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar when cooled.