Lemony Lemon Squares

I admit. I’m an extremely lazy person.
So I’m always on the look-out for simple recipes that look good and sound promising.

I found this Lemony Lemon Squares scribbled in one of my old notebooks, prolly copied off some baking cookbook from the library.

They’re so simple to make and great for those who really love their lemons!
My friend Shing says that this should be prepared as a before-exam-paper treat, as the tart-ness of the squares will really make you pucker up!

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Lemony Lemon Squares
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

CRUST
1 cup            all-purpose flour
1/4 cup         granulated sugar
1/2 cup         cold, butter, cubed

TOPPING
3                   eggs
1 cup             granulated sugar
3 tbsp            all-purpose flour
2 tsp              grated lemon zest
1/2 cup          freshly squeezed lemon juice

1. Crust: In a bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Using your fingers, combine the butter with the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Press evenly into a greased 8-inch  square cake pan (i use a baking parchment on mine!) and bake in a preheated oven until its lightly browned around the edges, 12 – 15 mins

2. Topping: In a bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest and juice until just smooth. Don’t overbeat it! Then pour over the crust.

3. Return it into the oven and bake until set, which should take about 25 – 30 mins. Leave it to cool completely before cutting them into squares!

Optional, but you could dust the top with some icing sugar to make them look extra-irresistible!

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