Lemon Love Notes

Lemon Love Notes
This dessert doesn’t take long to make, and it’s a big hit with lemon-lovers.  If you leave out the grated lemon peel, even non-lemon lovers think it’s acceptable, but I’d rather let them eat something else and I’ll have the dessert with the full bodied zesty deliciousness of lemon.

It’s basically a shortbread crust with a yummy lemon custard topping that makes its own very, very delicate, thin, crinkly top crust.

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sifted flour
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons additional flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 beaten eggs
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel.* You can do without this, but it tastes much more lemony with it.

Blend together the butter, one cup of flour, and the powdered sugar. Press firmly into an ungreased square cake pan. I grease a coffee cup and use that to press down hard (the side of a coffee cup works very well). Bake this at 350 for 8-10 minutes- just until golden. Cool

Mix sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, and baking powder. Add the the remaining ingredients and blend well. Pour this over the baked mixture in the cake pan and return it all to the oven for 25 minutes (same temp). The top will get a bit puffy and golden while baking, but it will fall and get nicely crinkly when it cools.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares. This makes 16, which is hardly enough.

* For the zest of any citrus fruit I save the peels in the freezer. Then I use my vegetable peeler on it while still frozen and scrape off thin bits of peel. You can also use your vegetable peeler to peel long, thin strips, then cut them up with tiny snips of your kitchen shears, or any clean pair of scissors.

(I keep them in the freezer because if you are using a vegetable peeler it works better on frozen rinds)

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