Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lemon bars


I really love lemon desserts. They are so fresh, summery, and full of flavor. When I need piece of summer, of sunshine, I make lemon desserts. I made these few weeks ago, before tulips and daffodils started to bloom, when there were no signs of spring. This year summer is long overdue in Chicago. Winter was brutally cold, long.  On top of everything, everyone I know is sick. My dear workout buddy is not feeling well either, and she could not eat. She lost few pounds in a week, and I was joking with her that I now need to fatten her up :)
We have many things in common, and sometimes we say that we were related in a previous life. Lemon desserts are one of the loves we share. So I made her lemon bars. She loves them, they will cheer her up, and with all lemon juice and vitamin C, we could consider them healthy ;) At least for a day :)


Crust:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup powder sugar
2 sticks butter (226 gr.)
1 tablespoon vodka or water, but with vodka, dough will not develop gluten
Cut cold butter in small peaces. Combine it with flour and sugar, and process it in food processor. Add 1 tablespoon of vodka or water to it. Press it lightly onto the bottom of baking pan. Bake at 350/180C for 20 min. 

For the filling:
1 can condensed milk (396 gr.)
4 eggs,
2/3 cups lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Beat together condensed milk, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and zest of one lemon. Sift tablespoon of flour and add it to the mixture. Pour over crust, and bake for 20-25 more minutes, until filling is set, and crust is golden brown. Cool in the pan and refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut into squares and sprinkle with powder sugar.



17 comments:

  1. Vitaminski kolači, nego šta! ;)))
    Jel znaš ti da ja nikad nisam ništa sa limunom pravila... nije me vuklo, a moraću, makar probe radi ;)

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    1. Prakticno zdrav :)))
      Ja mnogo volim kolace sa limunom. Ovaj se brzo pravi, a preukusan je, bila sam prijatno iznenadjena :)

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  2. Volim limun i mogu svež da pojedem, a u kolačima je ekstra i rado ga koristim. Ovi tvoji kolačići izazivaju zazubice ;)

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    1. Meni je divan u kolacima, ovako mi je prekiseo posto volim slatko voce. Bas mi je drago da ti se svidja :)

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  3. ah,moja divna ljilja i njezini savršeni recepti.... tako sam srećna što te "poznajem"....
    kocke izgledaju sočno i mirisno ;-)

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  4. I ja sam u limun taboru, lemon drizzle cake, jedna od omiljenih. Pravila sam lemon curd danas, pa sam mislila da ti je to topping, kad vidim super kombinacija sa kondenzovanim mlekom!. Mora da su bas osvezavajuci, pogotovo hladni:)

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    1. A znaci, imam drustvo za limun kolacice. Ovo bi ti se sigurno svidelo. Mozemo da se menjamo, posto ja lemon curd obozavam ;))))

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  5. Ljiljo, fantasticne su, zamalo da ih propustim a obozavam kolace sa limunom.:) p.s. u poslednje vreme gotovo nista vise ne stizem i svuda kasnim, slobodno mi sacuvaj jedno parcence kad ubuduce nesto fino pravis.:) cmook...

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    1. Znam da volis, cuvam ti parcence :*
      Nista ne brini, i ja sam na sto strana, pa kad koliko stignem :)

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  6. I love your blog - just followed! ♥
    Would love if you checked out mine sometime too so we can stay in touch!

    AIMEROSE

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    1. Thank you Aimerose, I will visit you soon :)

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  7. Draga Ljiljo, koliko je puteva zapravo two sticks? Jedna nadohvat kndenzovano mlijeko, pa bih da pravim. Hvala

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    1. Uh, izvinjavam se, dodacu odmah. Jedan stick je 113 gr.

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    2. Hvala, kod nas " rade" grami i dekagrami . Pomislila sam , s obzirom analize količinu brašna , ali bolje pitati Majstoricu. Svaka cast na izvanrednim receptima i izvedbi. Pozdrav, Vesna

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    3. Hvala Vesna.
      Ja se stvarno trudim da navedem grame, ali, sad sam to previdela. Dobro je da si pitala. Hvala ti :

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