I wanted to make something light and fruit based because it’s summer time. Summer time consists of lemonade on the porch, the pool, beach and barbeques not a heavy chocolate dessert. At barbeques the best desserts can be eaten with one hand because the other is carrying around a plate of meat and potato salad. I have never made lemon bars but they have always been a favorite of mine. Lemon bars should be tart, firm, and be eaten with one hand but don’t inhale the powder sugar on top…it burns the lungs. I created lemon bars with all the listed features except the whole “eaten with one hand thing”, my lemon bars would go better with an English tea than a barbeque. The recipe called for red food coloring but I substituted with pomegranate juice. The pomegranate juice did not color the bars pink to make them pink lemonade bars but they were amazing none the lest. I will be making these again because I loved the tart note, now just to make them as tart as a Lemon Head and get that tingle behind the ear.
Cost: $10 (I had a lot of the ingredients)
Serving: 24 people who like lemons…..
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons lemonade powder (like Country Time)
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- Red food coloring
- Powdered Sugar