zesty lemon bars

Lemon bars are the perfect light dessert for these balmy days of summer. It's lemon season on the west coast, so this recipe will be perfect for my friends who have trees that are producing lemons at an epic pace. Fluffy and delicious, these lemon bars are best served with a cold glass of sparkling water or a black iced tea.

First layer: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 stick butter, melted

Mix together, and pat into 9x13" pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350.

Second layer: 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups sugar 4 tblsp. flour 6 tblsp. lemon juice zest from the rind of 1 lemon 1 tsp. baking powder

Beat all ingredients together and pour over the first baked layer. Bake an additional 25 minutes at 350. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares while warm.

Images | Styling by Lauryl Lane.