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Lemon Coconut Squares

It's been a while since I've been able to join in with the Baking Bloggers, but I'm glad I was able to participate in this month's theme, Baking for a Tea Party! Spring has been slow coming here in New Hampshire, and I've been trying to keep my spirits up with lots of citrus.  Lemon bars are always a favorite around here, and I've had this version with coconut in my to-try file for a while.

I'm going to admit up front, I am terrible with recipes that require cutting butter in.  I used to use my trusty food processor, but it broke and I haven't replaced it yet.  I read a tip about grating the butter to make it easier, so I gave it a shot with these.   Worked like a charm!


I was a little overenthusiastic with my beating of the eggs/lemon mixture, and when I poured it into the pan, it had lots of little air bubbles on top.  Some deflated when I added the coconut, some didn't.  It had absolutely no effect on the taste, which is the perfect balance of sweet and tart.   The directions don't say how you know they are done, but a general rule of thumb is that it should not jiggle when you gently shake the pan. 


Be sure to stop by and see what the other #BakingBloggers are serving up with month by using the links down below.  Thanks so much to Sue for hosting our virtual tea party!  


Lemon Coconut Squares


Yield: 24
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal

ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly. Press into a lightly greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in another small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and baking powder until combined. Pour over crust; sprinkle with coconut.
  3. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lemon-coconut-squares/
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Comments

  1. Love the tip about grating the butter! These squares sound absolutely wonderful

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  2. Love lemon bars and grating the butter is a great idea.

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  3. I'm not the best at cutting better into flour either. What a great hack!

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