Friday, April 27, 2012

Lemon Bar "Brownies"

So I have not posted in over a month. Sorry. My life has been a little crazy oh, and did I say, I did run away to Hawaii with my sweetie for a week. Anyway. I jumped off the Weight Watchers only recipe band wagon (Not Weight Watchers-I'm still doing that) I needed to make a treat for a little get together I was having and I was dying to make these Lemon Bar Brownies. So here you go. They are as good as they look. They are filled with plenty of calories and you can not just eat one. Beware! If you are trying to loose weight, only make these when you know people will be around to eat them or you might just eat the whole batch yourself. Anyway. I will be back with skinny recipes in the future but for now, enjoy these.
Wash your lemon and then zest it.
Mix the flour, sugar, salt and softened butter with the paddle on your mixer until it looks like little lumps. Mix in the eggs, lemon juice and zest (that you already mixed together) and beat it until it is fluffy - about 2 minutes. Spread into your sprayed pan. Bake!
Make the glaze by adding powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest. It will be runny. Pour onto the "brownies" and spread to the edge. Let set a bit if you can stand it.
These little gems are so yummy. They will fly right off the plate. The good thing is that they only make an 8x8 pan so if you are the one eating them, they will go fast. Enjoy! Lemon Bar "Brownies" Brownies 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 2 large eggs 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice Lemon Glaze 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon zest Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Zest and juice two small lemons; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the paddle attachement, beat the flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined. Pour into the flour mixture and beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Pour into baking dish and bake for 25 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before glazing. When brownies are cooled completely, make the glaze by whisking together all three ingredients. Spread over the brownies with a rubber spatula, cut into bars, and serve!

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