Made with a shortbread-style base, a super easy lemon custard topping and icing sugar, these twice-baked lemon bars are simply delicious – and more than a little more-ish!
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These zingy and zesty lemon bars are a great traybake to serve at coffee mornings, bake sales or for a spot of weekend family baking – any excuse really! Kids love them, but they are grown up enough for adults too, making them the perfect bake.
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Luscious Lemon Bars Recipe
- 225g/8 oz butter
- 300g/10 oz flour
- 110g/4 oz icing sugar
- 4 beaten eggs
- 225g/8 oz sugar
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
- Sieved icing sugar
- Heat oven to and bake at 162°C / 325°F / Gas mark 3.
- Blend butter, flour and icing sugar. The mixture will start to resemble breadcrumbs. Squeeze together into a soft dough with fingers then pat into ungreased 13x9x2-inch pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool.
- For the filling, blend together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice, and lemon peel.
- Pour over first layer.
- Return to oven and bake at 162°C / 325°F / Gas mark 3 for 20 minutes.
- Loosen around edges, cut into bars and sift icing sugar over the top while warm.
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