Lavender Lemon Bars

Am I the only one who dreams about how a certain recipe tastes? I guess not.  I recently came across an email from Taste of Home on Lavender Lemon Bars.  Even without reading the entire recipe, I fell in love with it.   I was dreaming about how it would taste and could almost taste it on my tongue. Now, don’t be so surprised, for I never had a lemon bar before, forget it with lavender. I was sure that the sweet taste of lavender would perfectly complement the tartness of the lemon and it sounded like heaven.  

I tried it out this weekend (having ordered for the lavender buds on Amazon.com) and it did not disappoint me or my family.

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Lavender Lemon Bars Recipe

Ingredients
For the Crust:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel-grated

Topping:

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Substitute for 4 eggs (see the note below)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Note:  I do not use eggs and as a substitute, I have added 1 tsp of Baking Powder and 1/4 tsp baking soda to 1 cup of yogurt, let it sit for 3 min till it froths up.   For those of you who use egg, actual recipe calls for 4 eggs.

ImageDirections

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add the flour, lavender and lemon peel; beat until crumbly.
  • Fill a13-in. x 9-in. baking pan and pat till even.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a another bowl, combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, the yogurt mix/eggs and lemon juice; beat until frothy.
  • Pour over the warm crust. Bake at 350° for about 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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