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Lemon square bars

 
One serving costs about $0.14

$0.14 per serving

12 people like this recipe

12 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

24 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:2%

Spoonacular Score: 2%

 

Lemon square bars might be just the hor d'oeuvre you are searching for. For 14 cents per serving, this recipe covers 1% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This vegetarian recipe has 72 calories, 1g of protein, and 4g of fat per serving. This recipe is liked by 12 foodies and cooks. A mixture of baking powder, butter, sugar, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 8%. This score is very bad (but still fixable). Similar recipes include Pineapple Square Bars #SundaySupper, Italian Square Meatballs, and Liberty Square Cookies.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps baking powder
baking powder
0.5 cups
0.5 cups confectioners' sugar
confectioners' sugar
2
2  eggs
eggs
0.25 cups
0.25 cups flour
flour
0.75 cups
0.75 cups lemon juice
lemon juice
1 tsp
1 tsp lemon rind
lemon rind
0.5 cups
0.5 cups sugar
sugar
0.5 cups
0.5 cups unsalted butter
unsalted butter
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps vanilla essence
vanilla essence
0.5 tsps baking powder
0.5 tsps
baking powder
0.5 cups confectioners' sugar
0.5 cups
confectioners' sugar
2  eggs
2
eggs
0.25 cups flour
0.25 cups
flour
0.75 cups lemon juice
0.75 cups
lemon juice
1 tsp lemon rind
1 tsp
lemon rind
0.5 cups sugar
0.5 cups
sugar
0.5 cups unsalted butter
0.5 cups
unsalted butter
0.5 tsps vanilla essence
0.5 tsps
vanilla essence

Equipment

bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cups flour and confectioners' sugar. Blend in the melted butter and vanilla essence.
  2. Press the soft dough with the palm of your hand into the bottom of the greased 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bake the dough in the preheated oven at 170C for 15 minutes, or until golden.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat eggs until light.
  5. Combine the sugar, baking powder and cup of flour so there will be no flour lumps.
  6. Stir the sugar mixture into the eggs.
  7. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon rind. Pour over the prepared crust and return to the oven.
  8. Bake for an additional 30 minutes or until bars are set.
  9. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.14
Ingredient
½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cups confectioners' sugar
2 eggs
¼ cups flour
¾ cups lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon rind
½ cups sugar
½ cups unsalted butter
½ teaspoons vanilla essence
Price
$0.01
$0.19
$0.48
$0.04
$1.24
$0.17
$0.14
$0.97
$0.02
$3.27

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • An average lemon yields about one tablespoon of lemon zest. If you're using a bunch of lemons to make lemonade or something, zest them first and freeze the zest for later.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
71 Calories
0.66g Protein
4g Total Fat
8g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
71
4%

Fat
4g
6%

  Saturated Fat
2g
16%

Carbohydrates
8g
3%

  Sugar
6g
8%

Cholesterol
23mg
8%

Sodium
6mg
0%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
0.66g
1%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Vitamin A
138IU
3%

Selenium
1µg
2%

Phosphorus
16mg
2%

Vitamin B2
0.03mg
2%

Folate
5µg
1%

Vitamin E
0.16mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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