Goldilocks Kitchen Lemon Bars are a Perfectly bright and Sweet Summer Treat
Oh my goodness… if you are a fan of lemon bars, let me introduce you the best recipe out there: my new Goldilocks Kitchen Lemon Bars!
These lemon bars have the perfect balance of sweet/tart and are complimented with a lovely almond shortbread crust. You can even add some dried lavender to it if you can find some (health food stores are a good place to start). I left it out of the batch seen in these photos, but fresh lavender flours make a beautiful garnish, don’t you think?
How to make Goldilocks Kitchen Lemon Bars
Bake the almond shortbread crust first by creaming together butter and sugar, then adding in almond flour, all purpose flour and some lemon zest to carry the lemon flavor through to the crust as well. Press the dough into a pan and bake until the edges are just beginning to turn golden brown. The photo above shows the crust fresh out of the oven!
Next, you’re going to make a deliciously rich homemade lemon curd by cooking eggs, additional egg yolks, sugar, salt, lemon juice and more zest in a sauce pan until it thickens up to a pudding-like consistency. Strain your freshly cooked lemon curd and stir in unsalted butter and heavy cream to give it a silky texture and take some of the acidic tartness out of the lemon.
Pour the lemon curd over the crust and place the pan back into the oven to bake for an additonal 25-30 minutes or until the curd is set in the middle.
Remove and set out to cool on a cooling rack for at least an hour.
Just before slicing and serving, dust with confectioner’s sugar. If the sugar sits long enough on the bars, it will slowly be absorbed into the curd and dissapear; if this happens, just dust it again ;0)
These bars are perfect for tea time, picnics, book club meeting, summertime gatherings, or anytime you want to serve a light and sweet dessert with a little bit of tart to make things fun!
I know you’ll enjoy making these lovely lemon bars; please leave me a comment with your thoughts on the recipe. You know I love hearing from my readers, after all that’s what blogging is all about!Print