Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lemon Brownies

I feel like I have been getting really stuck in some food ruts lately, so I am challenging myself this month to get out of the ruts and try some new recipes and ingredients.

Another goal for this season is to start using more fresh herbs. I can grow almost any herb this season, so I want to learn how to use them and take advantage of them. More to follow on this goal and challenge for myself.

This week, in my baking, I was breaking away from the chocolate and peanut butter routine, and experimenting with a couple lemon recipes. I had a lemon cookie failure, that was probably more the fault of my oven than the baker :) Then success with lemon brownies! These are such a nice change of pace. Bright lemony flavor. Quick and easy. 

Lemon Brownies  (source Rita's Recipes)
3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c.butter, soft
2 eggs
juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1T)
zest from 1/2 lemon (about 1t)

1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 T lemon juice
additional lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 8 x8 baking pan.  Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Mix in the softened butter. In another bowl, whisk eggs with the lemon juice and zest. Add to the larger bowl and mix well.
Pour into prepared 8X8 pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.  
Mix together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest.  Pour over brownies.

1 comment:

  1. Kris...I am such a HUGE lemon fan! I could easily get myself into a lemon rut I love it that much! I've tried making lemon bars but have yet to perfect that! So these brownies are just perfect and I'm pinning them onto my brownie board...they are just so unique! Hope you have a great weekend of gardening! : )