Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lemon Coconut squares

This month was really so hectic. I couldn't really cook much of anything new. I had some lemons in the fridge that needed attention so I decided to try this lemon square recipe and add to this coconut flakes coz really, my husband just loves coconut.

Some people love that tartness of lemons. Some don't - I'll tell you my friend's verdict later.

you'll need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
3/4 cup cold butter or margarine
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup flaked coconut
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9 x 13 x 2 inch pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners’ sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly (I used a pastry cutter (see pic).. but some people use their hands or two forks.)

3. Press into the bottom of a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (180C) for 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and baking powder until well mixed. Pour over crust; sprinkle coconut evenly over the top.
5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Judgement: some people , depending on their taste buds said it was tart, some of them said it was sweet, some said it was juts right while another said it was both tart AND sweet.
So, it really depends on how you want your bars. If you want it more tart.. you should lessen the sugar. If you want it less tart, you should lessen the lemon. Better try the recipe and adjust afterwards. Hope you enjoy this!! I'll be out of the country for awhile. Hope I can do at least one resto review while on vacation.
Happy eating. if you try this, don't forget to leave a comment.

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