Monday, September 12, 2011

when life gives you lemons....


I think that is how the saying was supposed to go anyways. Why settle for lemonade when you can have lemon curd and shortbread as well?  I have to say lemon bars may be my favorite dessert. It's a tight race for sure, but they are most definitely my favorite of all things sweet and citrus.   The perfect balance of tart, sweet, and buttery. The trifecta of desserts. A Holy Grail. Triple threat.  Regardless of what you want to call it, they are AMAZING.

I have to say, I am pretty proud of these particular bars. They are fast becoming my go-to signature treat and let me say it's not a bad recipe to have up your sleeve. In my experience, people will do a lot for lemon bars. Including: put up your tent while camping, let you borrow their towel, and cook your brats.  Seems like a pretty fair trade to me...

Unfortunately, I'm not gonna share the recipe for these just yet as it is still in the fine tuning stages, but don't be surprised if it involves a Juicer, a barrel of lemons, and more eggs then you care to think about.

 Also, stay tuned because these little guys may turn into a rehearsal dinner dessert in a few weeks.  Imagine tart pans, lemon curd, maybe some rhubarb, and definitely a sage whipped cream.  Yep, sage...whipped cream..... There are some crazy things going down in my kitchen.  Happy last days of summer everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE lemon bars-- they bring me back to childhood, the first pan of sweetness i could bake by myself after brownies (just add water!). I'd bring them to bake sales at school or bake a batch before watching '80s movies with friends...also, on an unrelated note, i am going to mcnally jackson for a reading tonight so i will give your favorite mobile your regards!!