Lemon Bars Recipe

Lemon Bars Recipe

Ingredients : Makes 36

50 g

175 g

2.5 ml

175 g


For the topping


350 g


120 ml

175 ml


Icing sugar

Plain flour


Butter, cut in small pieces




Caster sugar

Lemon, grated rind

Fresh lemon juice

Whipping cream

Icing sugar, for dusting

  • Preheat the oven to 160oC/325oF/Gas 3. Grease a 33 x 23cm baking tin.
  • Sift the sugar, flour and salt into a bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Press the mixture into the base of the tin. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for the topping, whisk the eggs and sugar together until blended. Add the lemon rind and juice, and mix well.
  • Lightly whip the cream and fold into the egg mixture.
  • Pour over the still warm base, return to the oven, and bake until set, about 40 minutes.
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars. Dust with icing sugar.

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