Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Lemony Lemon Brownies and Views from the kitchen.

If you like lemon then these are seriously lemony and delicious
I got the recipe off Facebook but I have changed the glaze to
2 teaspoons of lemon juice and not 2 tablespoons for as you can see here the glaze was too runny

Recipe at end of post

How do you think my teapot got out there?
Reflecting through the window!
Early evening sun after dull and wet days

Love looking out of the kitchen window this time of year

Lemony Lemon Brownies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup flour
2 eggs, large
2 tbsps lemon zest
2 tsps lemon juice
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

For the tart lemon glaze:
4 tsps lemon juice
8 tsps lemon zest
1 cup icing sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
3. Zest and juice two lemons and set aside.
4. In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined.
5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined.
6. Pour it into the flour mixture and beat for 2 mins at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
7. Pour into baking dish and bake for 23-25 mins, should turn golden around the edges.
8. Allow to cool completely before glazing. Do not over bake, or the bars will dry.
9. Filter the powdered sugar and whisk with lemon zest and juice.
10. Spread the glaze over the brownies with a rubber spatula and let glaze set.
11. Cut into bars and serve.


Bernideen said...

Looks like a great recipe I shall print out. Garden also looks wonderful!

Vee said...

I love lemon! This looks delicious and will come in handy. I'd far rather bake a bar any day than bake cookies! The view is greening and looking lovely. Hope that the sun stays with you. We've been in rain four days now with no let-up for another four. We'll make the best of it!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You do have a lovely view from the window there. I love the lemon brownie recipe and will have to try it out. It's gotten quite warm here the past few days so I'm not turning the oven on right now, but cooler weather is predicted for the coming weekend.

Crafty Gardener said...

Are you starting to use your teapot as garden art, like I do, Barbara? I love lemon and will copy that recipe,thanks for sharing it.

Needled Mom said...

Oh yummy! Those look delicious and I am definitely a lemon lover.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

This recipe looks DELICIOUS, Barbara!! Lemon is one of my very favorite flavors in the world, so I have already pinned this to my Pinterest account. Thank you for sharing this, and you have a nice view out your kitchen window. :)

I hope you have a wonderful week.


bristowmom said...

I love the view out your kitchen window. It would be a pleasant place to wash dishes!

Grayseasailor said...

My mom used to make a similar lemon cake. Soooo yummy :-)
And I am glad you are enjoying some warmer blossoming weather. It is raining here...snowing on Mt. Hood.
We just planted two three feet tall Sun Gold cherry tomato plants and one basil plant. I hope they decide to survive the cold and thrive !

Lorrie said...

Glad to see the sunshine over your garden. Such a welcome sight. The lemon bars sound delicious!

elzabeth said...

How delicious!

Linda said...

I didn't used to like lemon taste in various things but, I guess with a mature palette, I enjoy it. These look really good.

Mo said...

oohhh I fancy a slice of this with a cup of coffee