Friday, August 26, 2016

Chocolate Lemon Bars

         Chocolate Lemon Bars           

 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature 
 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 
 2 cups flour 
 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger. 
 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 
 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled 
 4 large eggs 
 2 cups granulated sugar 
 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 
 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
                                    1/2 teaspoon baking powder                                     

 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9 × 13-inch baking pan. 

 2. To make the crust, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar until fluffy. 
Stir in the flour, ginger, and lemon zest, then stir in the melted chocolate. 
Press into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 15–20 minutes, 
until firm. While the crust is baking, prepare the lemon layer. 

 3. To make the custard, combine the eggs, granulated sugar, and lemon 
juice in a medium mixing bowl and beat with a mixer until blended. Add the 
flour and baking powder. Remove the chocolate layer from the oven, pour 
the filling over the baked crust, and place back in the oven for 20–25 minutes. 
Remove from the oven and cool for 20 minutes.

 4. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and cut into 3-inch bars.  

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