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It finally snowed (yay!) and Mr. Weather finally gave us a day off of school. The only downside is the temperature feels like it’s dropped by a hundred degrees and I haven’t even been out to sledge or make a snowman!

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I made these bars and I think they are a simpler version of a lemon tart.

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They have a biscuit base instead of pastry and this is only on the bottom. Also, instead of using caster sugar the biscuit base uses icing sugar.

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The filling is a delicious lemon curd mixture, which sounds difficult but is actually really easy to make, and it has a yummy zingy flavour.

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The texture of the lemon curd is thick and sticky when baked and should be slightly gooey when they are taken out of the oven.

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If I made these again I would use a bigger baking tray so that the bars came out thinner.

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These got the seal of approval from Little Elf who said it would go wonderfully with a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer).

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Ingredients:

For the base:
250g plain flour
85g icing sugar
175g butter
 
For the lemon curd:
2 lemons
1 orange
4 large eggs
400g caster sugar
50g plain flour
Recipe (Mary Gadogan)… makes 12 square bars
 

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and grease the baking tin. Put all the ingredients for the base into a bowl and rub together so that it comes together in ball. Gently knead so that all the ingredients have combined. Put the base into the baking tin and press down so that the surface is even. Put this into the oven to bake for 10 minutes.

Whilst the base is baking, crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk together with the sugar. Grate the zest of all the citrus fruits then juice them. You need 120ml of the fresh juices, I would juice the 2 lemons first then make it up with the orange juice. Add this to the egg and sugar mixture then add the flour and stir. Take the base out of the oven and put the topping on the top. Place this bake into the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the lemon curd has set. Take them out of the oven and cut into squares. Carefully get them out of the tin and put on a cooling rack.

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You can also dust with icing sugar!

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