Are you looking for How To Make Classic Lemon Bars? They’re a zesty burst of Summer, sunshine, and joy!! That light buttery crisp crust topped with fresh, sweet & tangy lemon custard filling & a light dusting of finely powdered sugar – yum! so maybe we should make some!
First off, what is the best recipe for lemon bars? Simply melt some margarine (or butter) and add enough sugar to make it dissolved. Let this mixture cool, then spoon it into measuring cups. Mix the dry ingredients together until combined. Now, try to get the mixture to be smooth and creamy. I would suggest using a food processor or blender for this.
Once you have made your classic lemon bars with just your hands, now it’s time to heat up the room temperature oven. This is important because, as I said above, these bars do not cook fast. As you keep making them, your oven should get warmer until you end up with the correct room temperature.
Here’s one easy trick to test for doneness. If your bars are not soft and pliable, they’re not done. The way to tell if they are done is to touch the edges with your fingers. If they instantly spring back to shape, they are ready. I prefer to put my bars into the oven on the middle rack, but you can also place them in any high, unheated oven for a couple of minutes.
Now comes the really cool part. You can use the traditional methods of mixing flour, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and baking soda to coat the crust of your bars. Or, you can try something new, like using egg whites. Egg whites are richer, so this natural paste will make your crust taste great, almost like dessert.
If you’d rather not use egg whites, that’s fine too. In fact, you can make classic lemon bars without a crust all by yourself. All you need is freshly grated or crushed ice, lemon juice, maple syrup, and molasses. This all-natural recipe gives you the texture of very thin crumbed chocolate, and it’s absolutely delicious.
If you’d like to add a classic taste to your bars, you can try using a flavored shortbread or biscuit filling. Traditional favorites include raspberry, chocolate chip, and mint, but you can also use your favorite flavored syrups or creams. Try making a glazed or powdered sugar shortbread crust with some real chocolate chips! Fill it with some melted and cooled cane sugar and some milk. Bring it to a boil and allow it to cool, then drizzle some additional powdered sugar over the filling.
If you’d like to have some fun with your homemade creations, you can decorate them for a special occasion. Classic colors for these bars include red, green, pink, yellow, orange, brown, and black. Try decorating these delicious bars with some glazed or powdered sugar and some blueberries. If you want a very messy look, drizzle some chocolate-covered cherries over the filling and bake it in the oven. Your kids will love how easy it is to make shortbread cookie crusts, and you’ll be sure to have a blast trying out different ideas!
Another fun project for your kids is to try to combine these bars with some cookie crusts. Since lemons are great to eat, try combining them with cookie dough that has a touch of tartness to it, such as lemon tart-tart-flavored cookie dough. If you wish, you can also substitute lemon extracts for some of the flour in these bars. Just take some lemon extract and mix it into the pastry crusts.
Now that you know how easy it is to make these cookies, you’re ready to enjoy them! Since they don’t use any flour, all you have to do is mix the dry ingredients together, coat the dough with some melted chocolate, and put it in the oven. Let it preheat up for a few minutes so that the mixture does not burn. After a few minutes, take it out of the oven and let it cool down a bit. Then, you’re ready to cut these delicious bars into whatever shape you want.
Cut the bars into desired sizes using a cookie cutter or a knife. Once you have made all of the slices, place them on a lined tray and let them cool down completely. Once they are cool, you’re ready to enjoy them! These cookies will only get better with time, so why not enjoy them while they are still pretty fresh?