Source: Peanuts Cookbook
I looked forward to summer for these. I never quite believed my mom that these were easy to make- simply because they tasted so darn good!
My family has always loved lemon (my Grandmother has a “famous” lemon meringue recipe that we’ve all tried, and failed, to duplicate). So it was extremely lucky that my husband loves lemons are well. I was trying to decide what to bake one day, and his request was “something with lemons.” Knowing how tricky meringue can be to pull off in the middle of a hot summer, I turned to these lemon bars.
The Husband loved them, but my neatnik of a son decided that he didn’t like them (the lemon portion was too sticky, but it was yummy, he said). I’m sure that he’ll come around! Forgive the horrible picture, all I had at the time was my cameraphone.
Lucy’s Lemon Squares
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350Â°. Sift flour and sugar into a bowl. Blend in butter with clean fingertips until well mixed. Pat evenly into the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch baking pan (no need to grease it, but if you’re worried you can’t get it out, feel free to line with parchment paper!). Bake for 20 minutes.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
dash of salt
Mix all ingredients thoroughly, and pour over baked crust. Return to oven for 20-25 minutes at same temperature. Cool on rack, and cut into squares. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.
Yield depends on the how small you cut the squares.