Saturday, 24 May 2014

Ina Garten's Lemon Bars

I had a heap of lemons in the fruit bowl that needed to be used this week, you know how it is, you just buy more each week. 

I decided to try a recipe I have been looking at for a while.  Ina Garten has some fantastic recipes and this always looked good and fairly easy.

Shortbread Base

250gm room temp butter
1/2 cup castor sugar
2 cups plain flour

Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 


Add flour half a cup at a time until just mixed. 

When mixed in turn out onto baking paper and combine together into a ball. 

In a lined or buttered and floured 9in by 12 in pan/tray press the base into the pan with your fingers, also press up the sides half and inch so it looks like a tart shell.  Place in the fridge and rest for 1 hour.  Bake at 175C for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Take out of the oven but leave the oven turned on and make the filling.

Lemon Filling

2 1/2 cups castor sugar
6 whole eggs
1 cup lemon juice (approx. 5 to 6 lemons)
2 tablespoons lemon zest (approx. 2 lemons)
1 cup plain flour

Place everything in a bowl and whisk or if your lazy like me blitz with your barmix.  Place tray back in oven and pour the lemon mix into the base.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the centre is set.

Cool in pan and cut.


  1. This lemon slice very yummy MH

  2. Thanks MH :) it was yummy with full approval from the testers