Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lemon Cookie Squares


Last Sunday after our ritual brunch at “Le Pain Quotidien”, my friend Claudio and myself went for a lovely walk to the Alfred Bertrand Park in Geneva.

Claudio was telling me about the bake sale that took place few weeks ago at his work (my former work) to raise funds for breast cancer. Bake sales at my former work are just sunning. The decoration and props are amazing, making the treats look even more beautiful. What to expect from one the best fashion companies in the world?!!

I started to think about bake sales and how “sweet “ they are. I love the tables full of treats, very nicely displayed, with cute packaging. Nothing like homemade baking to indulge yourself! And they are always to raise money for a good reason!!

At all the bake sales you can find the classic: chocolate chips cookies, raspberry muffins, vanilla cupcakes …. But there is one thing that you will always see: Lemon cookie squares.

Lemon squares are EASY to bake and very tasty. This is the reason, in my humble opinion, that a bake sale is not a real bake sale if they don´t have lemon squares ;-)

I hope you like them!

Serves two dozen 5cm squares

FOR THE CRUST

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

200gr unsalted butter, frozen

3/4 cup confectioner's sugar, plus more for dusting

3/4 teaspoon salt

FOR THE FILLING

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup whole milk

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 180º. Butter a 20-by-30-cm (aprox) glass baking dish; line dish with waxed paper.

To make the crust grate butter on a cheese grater with large holes. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt. Add butter; stir with a wooden spoon until combined and mixture looks crumbly.

Transfer mixture to baking dish; press evenly onto bottom with your hands. Chill crust in freezer 15 minutes. Bake until slightly golden, 16 to 18 minutes.

Meanwhile, make filling: In bowl whisk together eggs, sugar, flour, and salt until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and milk.

Remove crust from the oven and pour filling mixture over hot crust. Reduce oven temperature to 160º and bake until filling is set and edges are slightly golden brown, about 18 minutes.

Remove dish from the oven. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Grip paper; lift out dessert, and set on cutting board. With a sieve, dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into squares.

16 comments:

Magali said...

tRecién entro a conocer tu blog y me encanta...desde ya, esta receta la voy a poner en practica...Se ve sumamente delicioso...
Saludos...
Magui.



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dadá said...

Pero ¡qué cosa más deliciosa!, se ve exquisito y las fotos preciosas. Muy rica receta.
besos

koiki_ce said...

Y es que no pueden estar más ricos. Te salieron espectaculares. Lo reconozco, el limón me puede.

Ingrid said...

Que delicia de dulce!!! que color y que textura!!! está estupendo!! y las fotos preciosas!!
Mucha gracias por el premio!
Muchos besos

Ague said...

Una delicia maravillosa,se ve riquísimo,me llevo con permiso tu receta wuapa¡¡¡¡¡
Besos.

Isa said...

Las fotos lo dicen todo,tiene que estar buenisima¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
besos

EL PUCHERETE DE MARI said...

Sencillamente ricos y bonitos, me encanta esta receta y la guardo ya en mis pendientes.
Besos y buena semana

Amparo said...

Mariola, ¡Que delicia! además te han quedado con un color precioso.
Un abrazo.

La casita said...

¡¡¡Espectaculares!!! Tienen una pinta deliciosa.

Besitos

Hilda said...

Impresionante, sencillamente impresionante.
bEsinos

Bea Roque said...

Hola Mariola, me han dicho, que estos lemon squares estaban im- presionantes!!!.. Me lo creo.....Yo, que no soy muy de limón me comería uno ahora mismo!!!

Un beso


Bea

Maribel said...

Buenisima receta. saludos

SACERDOTISADEISIS said...

¡Qué ricos estos cuadraditos de limòn! Tienen una pinta impresionante. Se ven tan jugosos que tienen que estar muy, muy ricos. Tomo nota. Un saludo,

Sacer

Eva said...

Mariola, yo estoy de acuerdo contigo, solamente ver el color de estos cuadraditos en tus preciosas fotos los hacen imprescindibles en cualquier venta de pasteles para todo tipo de causas.

He disfrutado solo mirando, si al final los hago y los pruebo , ni te cuento lo feliz que me me voy a hacer.

Deliciosos!!

Besote

Mariola said...

Hola a todas!!

Muchas gracias por vuestros comentarios!! Me alegro que os haya gustado los "squares" de limon.

A las que habeis descubierto el blog recientemente muy bienvenidas!!!

Besos

Juana said...

Adoro los "squares" de limón, y ademá tu los has bordado!!, haces una reposteria de lujo preciosa!!!
Te mando un millon de besitos y te deseo feliz fin de semana!!!!