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Chocolate Lemon Bars

Posted by sila
Friday 13 July 2007 at 07:06 am.
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Thanks to the birthday presents from Lilian, I have had some more fun experiments in the kitchen. One of the recipe books contains the recipe for Lemon Bars, which is a sugar cookie-esque base topped with a tangy lemon custard. I decided to up the ante and top the custard with a layer of melted chocolate.

Well. Who can blame me for wanting to add chocolate, right? ;-)

First, make the bottom cookie layer. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and press the dough into a thin layer at the bottom of the pan. Bake until this layer is golden brown and let it cool. Make the lemon custard and then top the cookie like so:

Topped with Lemon Custard

There is no coloring in the custard - that lovely yellow is a combination of egg, lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Melt a combination of bittersweet chocolate, a little semi-sweet chocolate and some cream. Let the custard cool and set before pouring the chocolate layer on:

Extra Kick with a layer of chocolate

Allow the whole thing to cool (I chucked the whole thing in the fridge). Then you can slice into pretty chocolate lemon bars:

Whole mass of chocolate lemon custardy goodness
Sliced up bars
Close up, but this slice a bit cacat lah
This slice is much prettier!

eight comments

athena (Email ) (URL) - 13-07-’07 11:15
sila - 14-07-’07 01:55
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Chris C
Chris C - 14-07-’07 10:59
sila - 15-07-’07 00:34
Lil (Email ) (URL) - 16-07-’07 12:25
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