In today’s post, we’re focusing on the flavors of spring. Incorporating the freshest and sweetest of spring flavors into a treat is our favorite way to celebrate the season here in Puyallup, WA. Nothing screams classic more so than lemon. We love a simple lemon bar dusted with powdered sugar as a way to enjoy that tangy taste.
This recipe comes from A Latte Food. The bars are described this way, “These are a cinch to make and absolutely the embodiment of everything spring and summer in both color and taste.”
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9 baking pan. Mix melted butter, flour, powdered sugar, and salt together. Once it comes together, press in an even layer into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, baking powder, and flour together. Once combined, pour over crust and bake for 25 minutes, or until filling has set. Allow cooling.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and top each bar with a lemon slice if desired. Best when eaten at room temperature or when cold.
Thanks for reading the Willow Hill Blog. Invite some friends over to make these with you. Or, even better, have a bake-off with all of your favorite spring sweets. Are you more of a chocolate or fruit person? Or maybe you’re somewhere in the middle. Whichever you are, we hope you enjoy making these delicious lemon bars and other recipes in your apartment soon!