16 Oct 2012

Lemon squares

Over the weekend, I received a call from my husband's aunt and tells me: "The lemon tree drops, want to come and get some?". I like citrus and I have a weakness for lemons, I use them for almost everything.

So do not even think, I went to her house in search of lemons.

Arriving there, I asked for a staircase and cut my own lemons. The tree was still with many flowers and up there with the wind in my face, I felt a splendid aroma of lemon  flowers and fragrant fresh lemons and I knew would be very juicy.

With so many fresh lemons I made ice cream and these  lemon squares,very creamy and delicious. I hope you enjoy and have very good week.



  • 200 g cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • zest of three lemons

  • Filling

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice of three lemons
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 0000
  • Confectionery sugar and granulate sugar to dust

  • Pre heat oven to 350°F
  • Mix all ingredients with your fingers until you have a crumbly, lumpy mixture.
  • Pour this mixture into a buttered rectangular pan. Pairing and flatten with hands. Let rest in the fridge for half an hour
  • Bake until slightly golden.
  • Mix all ingredients of the filling until smooth.
  • Remove the dough from the oven and pour the mixture over hot crust.
  • Bring back to the oven until set, about 18 minutes more.Let cool
  • Dust with confectionery sugar and granulate sugar


Bites from life with the barking lot said...

Oh boy, I love the idea of zest in the crust! These look lovely.

Andréa said...

quadradinhos de limões perfeitos!
Receita super fácil e deliciosa!


cquek said...

That recipe is wonderful.

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Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

What an absolutely stunning post - I adore the pictures, they are full of light and freshness and I can almost smell all those wonderful lemons - you really did capture the essence of lemons! And your Lemon Squares look like such a wonderful light treat!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Sylvia, what stunning photography! You really captured the essence of lemons, the photos are full of light and freshness, I can almost smell the fresh lemons! And your Lemon Squares look like such a such a light and wonderfully tart treat! Fantastic - you really do have one wonderful blog!

Helene Peloquin said...

That is one dessert that I love. Your topping is so nice. Amazing pictures!

giz said...

I can almost smell the fragrance of the lemon blossoms and a wonderful tree to table masterpiece20 eDicts

Cass @foodmyfriend said...

These look incredible. I could eat 3 right now! I would love to get that phone call :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Sylvia, nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) Your pictures are gorgeous! I have a very close friend who loves lemon bars. I think if she sees your picture, she'll immediately bake it (and hopefully give me some next day). :D Sending your link to her now... I will browse your site a bit more. Have a great weekend!