Lemon is always a sign of summer to me. I love to add lemon juice in a breakfast dish (uppma), and to make lemonade my hubby usually makes. I had tried lemon poppy seed cake, which was a hit in my house. I am very happy to see a lemon bars and chocolate walnut bars for this month Baking Partners challenge. It was suggested by Suja of Kitchen Corner Try It. I was in search of lemon bar recipe for long time, and when I got this recipe I tried it immediately.
I reduced the recipe to ¾th, as sugar is enemy in my house. This bar is really delicious as it is tart, sweet and full with lemony flavor. It is really easy recipe; first you need to make the shortbread recipe for the crust and then make lemon custard filling. Only change I made to recipe is that I didn’t add any condensed milk to the filling, as I thought it will increase the amount of sugar.
This recipe is different from the other recipes in the net as it uses about ½ cup of lemon juice where rest I saw use only ¼ cup maximum. Also lemon zest is added in the custard filling which is missing in the rest of recipes out there. Also the shortbread crust is made with powdered sugar rather a granulated sugar.
If you are looking for a full bodied, lemony treat with bursting citrus flavor then go for it. May next time I will try orange, lime and other citrus fruit. I got a beautiful lemon bar recipe in my hand, which I am going to play with different flavor for sure. These lemon bars are excellent companion to cup of tea. Give it a try it won’t disappoint you.
Please take a look at creations of other baking partners too. If you want to bake with us next month shoot me an e-mail. We will happy that you become a part of bake along.
Linking this delicious bar to Favorite recipes : Event hosted at My Kitchen Odyssey.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.