Welcome to Food Blog Friday! I’ve decided to start a series dedicated to sharing recipes that I’ve tried from other food blogs. I plan on tempting you with a fantastic recipe from a different food blog each week. This is how it will work: I’ll try out the recipe myself, show you a photo of my results, then send you over to the featured blog for the recipe. It will be a great way for all of us to learn more about what’s happening in the food blogosphere.
This week I reached way back into the past and dug up Alpineberry’s recipe for Luscious Lemon Bars. Alpineberry is a wonderful baking blog that I’ve been following for a few years now. In addition to tempting us with her own creations, Mary has been an active member of The Daring Bakers since early 2007. That’s a lot of daring baking!
I’ve been craving lemon bars like crazy lately and once I read Mary’s description of a perfect lemon bar, I knew I would have to give her recipe a try. But this recipe did more than satisfy a craving – these are the best lemon bars I’ve ever tasted!
I followed the recipe exactly, although I used regular lemons where she uses meyer lemons because I prefer extra tart lemon bars. The recipe worked perfectly and for once, I wouldn’t change a thing!
I do have one little trick I’d like to share with you. When I lined the pan with parchment paper I left two long sides to hang over the edge of the pan. This made it simple to pull out the whole thing once it was cooled, which in turn made for easier slicing.
Although I did sprinkle them with powdered sugar for decoration, I found that the bars were best with only a light dusting. They are pretty much perfect on their own.
If you’ve been looking for a fantastic lemon bar recipe, I highly recommend you head over to Alpineberry and give this one a try! And while you’re there, you should check out some of her other delicious treats like Triple Threat Lemon Cupcakes, Nutella Cheesecake Brownies, or Blueberry Hand Pies.