Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shannon's Gammie's Lemon Bars

Woo! Food Porn Friday rises again! Hopefully. If we can get our acts together.

This week rather than choosing a recipe from our books Shannon was kind enough to share a family recipe from her Gammie with us. It is so fun to see her grandmother's handwriting on the recipe card. It reminds me of my own Grandma's handwriting and the good memories I have of awesome deliciousness coming out of her kitchen for the long car rides home from her house. I imagine that her recipe cards looked very similar...well that is if she actually wrote things down. Her chocolate chip cookie recipe is lost forever. Flashlight Girl (Julie, my sister) actually has come close to duplicating them but they are still slightly different. ANYWAY...

Lemon Bars. I love them but have had poor luck finding a recipe that I liked enough to do more than once so I usually content myself with indulging when they are brought to me as a gift or I find them at pot lucks. This recipe is quick and easy enough that I will probably just do my own now. :) This makes me very, very happy!

Things I learned:
1. Pyrex shatters into dust when tapped just right with a lid from another pan. My favorite frog dish is now just a fond memory.
2. Always double check the recipe if it doesn't seem quite right, you may have omitted something vital like sugar.
3. If you have an heirloom like a recipe card written in your Grandma's handwriting take care of it. It can never be replaced, it's truly priceless.

Shannon's Gammie's Lemon Bars

1 c. butter
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. flour
4 eggs
2 c. sugar
4 T. flour
4 T. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Mix powdered sugar, flour and butter with mixer until crumbly. Press into bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of 9x13 buttered baking dish. Bake 20-25 min in 350 degree oven.
2. Beat eggs, sugar, flour, lemon juice and salt together. Pour over baked crust. Bake 25 minutes in 350 degree oven.
3. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar while still hot.


moi said...

Do I use the 2 cups of butter in the mixture with the powdered sugar and butter? Or with the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and salt mixture?

Thank you!

Jigglebuns said...

The 2 cups of flour go in the base layer mixture with the 1 c. butter and powdered sugar.

The 2 cups sugar go in the lemon layer with the eggs, lemon juice etc.

Did that answer your question??

moi said...

Yes! I meant to put 2 cups of flour, NOT butter in the first post...I was confused on where the 2 cups of flour and the 4 tablespoons of flour went.

Thanks! Off to try the recipe :o)

Jigglebuns said...

Good Luck!!! Let me know how they turn out!