Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tangy Lemon Squares for LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow




Barbara of Winos and Foodies is once again hosting LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow, in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which raises awareness of cancer issues.

For my LiveSTRONG entry, I have made Tangy Lemon Squares from p356 of The Australian Womens Weekly's Bake. These squares are just like lemon curd on a soft biscuit base. They are easy to make and delicious.

To make them, you will need:

125g butter
1/4 cup icing sugar
1 1/4 cups plain flour
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/2 cup lemon juice


Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line a 23cm square cake tin.

Cream the butter and the sugar with a stand mixer, then using a wooden spoon, stir in 1 cup of the flour. Press the dough into the base of the prepared cake tin, and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

In the meantime, whisk the eggs, sugar, 1/4 cup flour, zest and juice in a bowl. Remove the cooked base from the oven and pour the egg mixture over the top of the hot base, then return the tin to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes until the filling is firm and set.

Allow the squares to cool in the tin, then cut into ~25 squares. (I only got 16.)

Please visit Barbara's site on 2 October, being LiveSTRONG Day, for the roundup of LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow recipes. If you would like to show your support for LiveSTRONG with a Taste of Yellow, simply make a yellow dish and post about it by 13 September, and notify Barbara.

11 comments:

Happy cook said...

A delicous lemon square for a wonderful cause.

Jennifer said...

These look delicious! What an awesome thing to be a part of!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Happy Cook.

Hi Jennifer, thanks - they are lovely and lemony.

Palidor said...

These lemon squares look absolutely amazing!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They look wonderful and what a great event! :)

Barbara said...

Oh yum Cakelaws. I love this entry. Thanks for your support.

veron said...

I simply love lemon bars. These looks fantastic!

Ivy said...

They sound delicious and for a great event.

The Blonde Duck said...

Great squares!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Palidor - they are light and delicious.

Hi Lorraine, I agree, it is a marvellous event, and it's grea that Barbara is hosting it once again.

Thanks Veronica :)

Hi Ivy, thanks.

Thanks Duckie.

pinkstripes said...

YOur squares look awesome.