Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You're Killin' Me Nancy

Henry loves Nancy Drew and I can't help but be inspired by "Hanna's Baked Goods". Sucked in again, I found a killer lemon bar recipe and adjusted it to suit my very particular sweet tooth.

1 1/4 C flour
1/2 C confectioners sugar
1/2 t salt
8 T butter
combine dry ingredients in food processor and then add butter in 8 pads until "cornmeal" like in texture. press into greased or foil-lined 9x9 pan. bake at 350F for 20 min.

7 large egg yolks
2 large eggs
1 C and 2 T white sugar
2/3 C lemon juice (MUST be fresh)
1 T lemon zest (zest NOT grate)
4 T butter
3 T heavy cream
while crust is baking, whisk together all ingredients (except cream) over med. heat until thickened and candy therm. reads 170F. immediately strain mixture (VERY IMPORTANT) and add cream. pour hot mixture over hot crust and bake at 350F for another 10-15 minutes.

Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

YUM! Thanks for posting this one Lou. I wish I could make them right now!!! I'm sure my students would understand if I jetted out of my classroom and drove home to make dessert...:) Wow, I love being pregnant! haha!