Recipe: Lemon squares

By Donna Hay

Lemon squares. Photo / Chris Court
Lemon squares. Photo / Chris Court

Give treats a sunny, citrus flavour with a hint of fresh lemon.

Serves 10-12

4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/3 cups caster sugar
1/4 cup plain flour
1 cup lemon juice Icing sugar, for dusting


120g butter, melted
1 3/4 cups plain flour, sifted
3/4 cup caster sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. To make the base, place the butter, flour and sugar in a medium bowl and mix until well combined.

3. Press mixture into the base of a lightly greased 20cm x 30cm slice tin lined with non-stick baking paper.

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

5. Place the eggs, sugar, flour and lemon juice in a bowl and whisk until well combined.

6. Pour over the base and bake for 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden.

7. Refrigerate for 2 hours until just set. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Tips and tricks

Wrap lemon squares in cellophane and tie with a ribbon to give guests as party favours.

* For more recipes by Donna Hay click here.

- NZ Herald

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