Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Lemon Bars w/glaze

This recipe is so yummy and the end result never last very nice and light and summery.

For this recipe, I adjusted the original Bisquick Lemon Bar recipe to be gluten free and dairy free. I also adjusted some of the amounts for the filling so that you got more lemon gooeyness :)

1 c. Bisquick
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
4 tbsp. firm butter ( I used Fleishman's unsalted bars - they contain soy so if you are soy free, use your own butter)
1 and 1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. Bisquick
4 eggs
3 tsp. grated lemon peel
4 tbsp. lemon juice (fresh is best)

Mix 1 cup Bisquick and the powdered sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press in ungreased square pan 8x8x2 inch. Bake @ 350 for about 10 minutes or until light brown.

Mix remaining ingredients, pour over baked layer. Bake @ 350 for about 25 - 35 minutes or until set and golden brown. While warm, loosen edges from sides of pan. Spread with glaze. Cool completely, cut into bars.

Note: I've also used a round pie pan and cut into triangles instead of bars. That is what I did for the picture. I also doubled the glaze recipe the 2nd time I made it and it turned out better, so I will post the doubled recipe below for the glaze and if you want less, 1/2 the recipe.

1 c. powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Pour over lemon bars and spread evenly.

**Alternative: You can also use orange juice and orange peel in substitute for the lemon ingredients and have an orange bar!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

This face makes it all better

Big L has learned that when mommy starts to fume over something he has make the cutest, smiliest face possible. For some reason, when he makes this face, I cannot help but burst into laughter. It thrills me that my son has developed this and realizes that he can get out of trouble. That shows improvement to me! And don't worry - I don't let him get away with it all.

That's all for now folks, have a great week!