This is my favorite recipe for Lemon square, absolutely delicious! The recipe has been tested and improved over the years in my kitchen. The crust is crispy and crumbly with mouth watery fresh lemon filling on top, not too sweet and not too sour, just perfect! I had made them for my son’s school party and my colleagues at work with huge success. One of my colleagues said: “The lemon square that I made is the best she has ever tasted”. Many of my colleagues and friends have asked for the recipe, so I share it with you.
1: 1 cup unsalted butter;
2: ½ cup natural granulated sugar.
3: 2 cups all-purpose flour mix well with ½ teaspoon baking powder;
4: 4 large eggs;
5: 1 1/3 cups natural granulated sugar;
6: 1 tablespoon lemon zests, 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1-2 fresh lemons);
7: ¼ cup all purpose mix well with ½ teaspoon baking powder.
1: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter on high speed, add ½ cup sugar beat until fluffy, then add in flour baking powder mixture, beat the batter until meaty.
2: Scrape mixture into a 9×13 inch glass baking pan and smooth the top, bake in a preheated oven at 340 oF / 170oC for 15 minutes and set aside.
3: While the crust is baking, prepare the lemon filling top. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until pale and then add sugar continue beat for 2 minutes.
4: Add the lemon zests, along with the lemon juice, to the egg mixture and beat well. Add flour and baking powder mixture in and beat for another minute.
5: Pour the lemon mixture onto the crust, bake for another 30 minutes, until filling is set. Let cool before cutting.