Well, my suprised worked! Yesterday after picking up the children from school and making another run to the grocery store, I came home and baked my suprise. I must say I think they were the best batch I've ever made. They really turned out quite nicely. I even called my Mom to tell her what I was making and she was equally suprised with the ambitiousness of my clever undertaking. :)
Just in case you'd like to forget about the winter blahs and would like to enjoy a special treat, I'd thought I'd share her recipe with you.
Mom's Lemon Bars
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup contectioner sugar, sifted
1 cup butter
In a large bowl, sift together the flour and confectioner sugar. Cut in butter until mixture clings together. (I like to use my hands -- it's easier).
Press in well-greased 9X13 glass baking pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. This first part makes the crust.
Ingredients for filling:
4 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (for me this was 2 lemons)
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups granulated sugar
While crust is baking, beat eggs, granulated sugar and lemon juice together. Sift flour and baking powder together and stir into egg mixture. Pour over baked crust and bake at 350 for 25 additional minutes. (You don't have to wait for the crust to cool).
After lemon bars are baked and out of the oven, before they have cooled completely, sprinkle with more confectioner sugar. (If you wait too long, the sugar won't stick to the top of the lemon bars). Slice into pieces and enjoy!
blessings and happiness,