Do you know I have a lemon tree?
Better question. Did I know that I have a lemon tree???
I'm not sure how I'm able to raise a child because give me a plant and I will murder it within a few short hours. Our poor little lemon (and lime) trees are a perfect example. I just forget! And then maybe I remember for a brief moment, but move on to forgetting seconds later. It's a good thing we have a family friend that keeps dropping off the leftovers of her big, beautiful, bountiful lemon tree.
Meyer lemon tree, to be specific.
Meyer Lemon Bars
(Makes 24 bars)
Slightly adapted from here
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
1 T zest from Meyer lemons
1/3 cup juice from Meyer lemons
4 T all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar for sifting
Preheat oven to 325. Blend together butter, flour and powdered sugar. It will look crumbly, that's okay. Place in lightly greased 13x9 baking pan and press down with fingers or spatula until smooth and even. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
Blend together eggs, sugar, lemon zest and juice and remaining flour until smooth. Pour over first layer.
Return to oven and bake for 20 minutes. Sift powdered sugar over top while warm. Cut into squares.