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Thursday, May 17, 2012

LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR Lemon Bars

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/george-w-bush-backs-mitt-romney/2012/05/15/gIQAN0jdRU_blog.html
“I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush told ABC News this morning as the doors of an elevator closed on him...



LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR Lemon Bars
Makes 24 bars

Sweet and tart, like a long overdue endorsement that comes as the elevator doors are slamming shut.  Maybe not quite love...

1 cup softened butter
2-1/4 cups flour, divided
2 cups sugar, divided
3 eggs
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Heat oven to 350°F.

Mix butter, 2 cups flour and ½ cup sugar in medium bowl.  Press firmly onto bottom of foil-lined 13x9-inch pan.  Bake 20 min. or until edges are lightly browned.

Mix remaining flour and sugar.  Whisk in eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice until well blended.  Pour over crust.

Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until center is set and edges are golden brown.  Cool completely on wire rack.  Quickly lift out of pan to flat cutting surface by grasping ends of foil.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.  Cut into bars to serve.

Tip:
If you refrigerate the bars for an hour they are easier to cut.  Bring to room temperature before serving.



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