Several days ago I stumbled across a post from Edesia’s Notebook that I had to try. Right then and there.
I had all of the ingredients and a reason to bake on such a hot day. We were having dinner with friends that night and I wanted to come bearing baked goods!
Thank you Lesa for such a great recipe!!
Strawberry Lemon Bars
1 cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
Zest of 2 lemons (2-3 tbsp)
Juice of 1½ lemons (about ¼ cup +2 tbsp), divided
2¼ cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup fresh strawberries, diced
1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Coat an 8×8” glass baking dish with baking spray.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add egg, lemon zest, and ¼ cup lemon juice. Stir until combined.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Gently fold in strawberries.
Press dough into the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool.
For the glaze, combine the powdered sugar and remaining 2 tbsp lemon juice. Pour over cooled bars. Cut and serve.
Before the cut and glaze: