Friday, July 15, 2016

Chocolate Lemon Bars

One of my colleague has lemon tree in her garden and she gives away lemons all the time. I was in a search of new ideas for my blog and she advised me to try lemon bars. One of my other colleague brought baking chocolate from Norway and I wanted to try them as well. So I decided to try a lemon bar with chocolate.


For the Dough

  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of confectioners' sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick butter (4 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the filling

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups of confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 oz.  Norwegian dark chocolate 
  • 4 lemons from Jenny's garden


To prepare the dough take a large bowl add eggs and sugar and beat them with a mixer, then add butter at room temperature and continue beating until all ingredients mixed well. Slowly add flour and salt and keep beating.

When you have a dough that does not stick to your hand stop adding flour.
Take a rectangular or square baking pan, put baking sheet or oil on the pan and put the dough on it and spread evenly. Put some holes on the dough with the help of a fork and bake it about 15-20 minutes in 350-400 F preheated oven until its edges gets brown.

In the mean time to prepare the filling put eggs and sugar in a bowl and beat, then add vanilla extract and flour and keep beating. First peel two of the lemons with a grater and add it to the mixture, then squeeze all lemons and add the juice and beat. Lastly add the chocolate you melt in bain mari style and keep beating until they all mix well.
To melt the chocolate in bain mari style boil water in a pot and while it is boiling put a small sauce pan in it and put chocolate in this small pan. Boil the water until chocolate melts.
Take the dough from the oven and wait until it cools down, add the filling and bake about 20 minutes more. After taking from the oven, set it aside to cool down and when it is cool enough keep it in the fridge one to two hours. Take it from the fridge and cut into squares. Wait about 15 minutes to serve, otherwise confectioners sugar you sprinkle on them will melt immediately.