On a subsequent trip to landmarc in late August.
Lemon bar on far left.
So as befits me, I used the interweb to locate a lemon bar recipe. I found one called the "Best Lemon Bars." Clearly, I had to try this. I'm not a huge fan of mistakes or sub-par "best" so I actually read through ALL 700 or so of the reviews to see what tweaks were suggested and which ones worked.
Tweaks I used in the crust:
1. Used a total of 1/3 cup of flour and 2/3 cup of sugar
2. Added 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp vanilla (also the leftover coconut flakes - less than 1/2 a cup?)
Tweaks I used in the filling:
1. Used 1 1/4 cups of lemon juice
I thought the ratio of filling to crust (about 1:1) was just right. But my mom preferred less crust. I actually halved the crust the 2nd time I made this - but that proved to be disastrous for me. I was using a springform pan and with the crust so thin and the filling so watery - it leaked through the bottom and I had to create a makeshift foilanyway it was a mess. If I were to do it with half the crust again I'll just use a regular pan lined with too-big parchment paper (to make it easier to lift out).
I was surprised at how much my parents like this. I thought it'd be for me and my sister only but they really liked how refreshing the combination of sugar and lemon was.
I also brought a whole box of these to a bridesmaid dress fitting and forgot I brought them. And ate the whole box myself the next day... true confessions.
A teeny tiny snack for my sister who was studying for some cuh-razy exam.