Luscious Lemon Squares
"A shortbread crust with a fresh lemon topping."Serves makes 9 squares | Prep Time 10-15 minutes | Cook Time 30-40 minutes
Why I Love This Recipe
Fresh lemon is lovely for summer desserts. This is an easy summertime favorite.
Ingredients You'll Need
For the Pastry Base:
1 c. butter, cold and cut in pieces
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. GGFG Baking Mix
2 t. zanthum gum
For the Lemon Layer:
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. GGFG Baking Mix
zest of 2 lemons, very finely chopped
juice of 2 lemons, about 2/3 c.
1/2 t. lemon emulsion or extract
Put sugar, baking mix, and zanthum gum in a food processor bowl and pulse till combined. Then add cold butter and pulse till combined.
Spread onto bottom of a 9"x13" pan lined with parchment paper and pat in place. Bake in an oven preheated to 350F for 20 minutes. Meanwhile make lemon layer by mixing together sugar, baking mix, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon emulsion or extract. Pour over baked crust, and put back into oven for another 20-25 minutes or until top is slightly browned and appears to be set. Remove from oven and sprinkle top with powdered sugar. Cool before serving.