Lemon Squares


I have a little bit of a cold at the moment and am a firm believe that of lots of Vitamin C is the best thing to fight it.

So I have stocked piled a huge amount of lemon and am drinking hot lemon with a generous spoonful of honey by the litre. Another way of using my stockpile of lemon is by baking lemon squares. I am not sure that the health quota in these little delights equals the one of hot lemon and honey, but they make me so happy, they must be good for me! (They are also the alternative to brownies in our house, as I am one of these weird people who don’t like chocolate!)

I use a recipe I found on the web by the Barefoot Contessa. I actually looked for an alternative recipe just to see what the difference would be, but most recipes I found, like this one on Smitten Kitchen, are variants of the Barefoot Contessa lemon bars, so I decided to stick to the original! It was worth it — the bars are crunchy at the bottom and tart and gooey on the top, absolutely delicious!

- Emilie

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1. Mitali | November 2, 2012 | Reply

My daughter and me have a cold, too…hot water with lemon and lemon bars sound great :-) Will have a look for a vegan recipe online now.
Get well soon!

2. Emilie | November 2, 2012

Hey Mitali, I don’t know much about vegan cooking, but try out this recipe from Chocolate and Zucchini, a great Anglo-French cooking blog. http://chocolateandzucchini.com/archives/2012/10/vegan_lemon_squares.php

3. Esther in Amsterdam | November 2, 2012 | Reply

Ha! I don’t have a cold but I still will make these treats — they look yummy! Thanks! I love lemon!!

4. Maren | November 2, 2012 | Reply

If you like these you have to try David Lebovitz recipe for Lemon Bars. He uses the entire lemon! Google it!

5. Emilie | November 2, 2012

BIG fan of David Lebovitz! Can believe I did not google him when I was looking for a recipe. Thanks for the tip

6. Courtney in London | November 3, 2012 | Reply

Yummmm…. I definitely want to try these out. (And I still can’t believe you don’t like chocolate?!!) xxx

7. Emilie in Paris | November 4, 2012

Ha, remember when I first met you, before you had kids, you did not like chocolate either!

8. Mitali | November 3, 2012 | Reply

Hi Emilie,

thanks for the link. Looks great.Have not dared to bake with tofu yet but…For some reason I think it is difficult. Maybe I shoulf give it a go anyway. Hope you are feeling better!

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