The other day I arrived home and found a package of lemons in my mailbox from a friend who lives in California and has lemon trees. Opening the box was like getting a little bit of California. The fragrance that came from an ordinary cardboard box had me thinking of lemonade, flip flops and straw bags. I couldn’t wait to dive in and pull those lemons out. Since I don’t want them to go to waste I immediately started using them.
Aren’t they beautiful?
First up was a batch of Lemon Bars. Since I didn’t have a recipe I went searching and found one. So I tied on my apron and got to work.
I zested the lemons.
I squeezed out 6 tablespoons of lemon juice.
I measured out all of the ingredients.
Then I baked the crust. Once that was out of the oven and cooled, I topped with the lemon mixture and baked. Finally I had perfect little lemon squares and each bite was like a little burst of California sunshine.
The Gingered Lemon Bar recipe came from Fine Cooking. (I have a personal relationship with the magazine.)
Excuse while I serve myself up another Lemon Bar.