Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Birthday Post!

I haven't posted in a while! I have been so busy with the fourth grade class and so tired when I come home that not much has gotten baked the past two weeks.  During spring break I made pretzels, those were super yummy and I might post that recipe soon.  Yesterday I made cupcakes for the class today, but I used the recipe for chocolate cake and vanilla frosting that I posted a little bit ago.  So, today I am going to share a recipe I got from the Pioneer Woman (if you have never visited her site, you should and you may just fall in love) for Lemon Squares.

Creamy Lemon Crumb Squares
from: Pioneer Woman

Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 25 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 12
  • 1-⅓ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 Cup) Butter, Slightly Softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar (lightly Packed)
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 can (14 Ounce) Sweetened Condensed Milk (you can use fat free!)
  • ½ cups Lemon Juice
  • Zest Of 1 Lemon
Preparation Instructions
  2. Mix butter and brown sugar until well combined.
  3. Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Add oats and flour to butter/sugar mixture and mix to combine.
  5. Press half of crumb mixture into the bottom of an 8 x 11 inch pan.
  6. Mix together condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spread onto the bottom layer of the crumb mixture. Top with the other half of the crumb mixture, but don’t press.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Allow pan to sit on counter for 30 minutes after baking. Cut into squares and refrigerate for a couple of hours or until cool.
  9. Serve cool. They really taste better cold, the lemon shines!

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