Icing sugar lemon squares

Icing sugar lemon squares


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About this recipe: These zesty lemony squares will have you in dessert heaven with icing sugar baked right in to the base, the filling and then of course sprinkled over the top as well. This dessert is a citrus and icing sugar lover's dream come true!


Serves: 10 

  • 140g plain flour
  • 5 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 110g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g icing sugar
  • 80ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, 40g icing sugar and butter until butter is in very small crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 28x20cm tin.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until firm and lightly browned. While the base is baking whisk together the eggs, 80g icing sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Just before the base is done, stir in the baking powder. Pour over the base while it is hot, and return to the oven.
  3. Bake for another 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Dust with remaining icing sugar when cool.

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Reviews (2)


i think its in the filling to be the very last thing just before it goes back into the oven - 04 Sep 2012


Sounds good but not clear on instruction #2: stir in the baking power to the base or the filling? - 09 Jul 2012

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