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Lemon bars

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  • Easy
  • Makes 12-15

These slices of zesty lemony goodness are hard to resist

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal278
fat12g
saturates7g
carbs42g
sugars26g
fibre1g
protein4g
low insalt0.2g
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Ingredients

For the slice base

  • 175g plain flour
  • 50g ground rice
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 140g cold butter , diced
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the lemon topping

  • zest 3 lemons , plus 200ml/7fl oz juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 25g flour
  • icing sugar , to dust

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a 21 or 22cm square, shallow baking tin with baking parchment. Put the flour, ground rice and sugar in a bowl with the butter and rub in until fine crumbs form. Stir in the milk with a cutlery knife. Tip into the tin and press down evenly. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden.

  • STEP 2

    Remove the tin and lower oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the lemon juice and eggs, then sieve into a bowl with the sugar, flour and zest. Whisk to combine, pour over the base, then bake for 10-15 mins until the top is just set. Cool in the tin, dust with icing sugar, then slice.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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