*Yucky bar Schmucky bar…it seems I have a few friends that are lemon haters and they aren’t happy that I have toyed with the chocolateness of brownies. Feel free to join in the conversation in the comments 😉
Ahhhhh, lemons ~ the taste of summer. At least for me it is and I can’t think of much that is as satisfying and refreshing in the hot days of summer as lemon flavored desserts. It doesn’t get much better than the tangy bite of citrus. (My friend Lauren can just ignore this post…lemon anything doesn’t work for her. Bless her heart.)
When I came across this recipe
last year for lemon brownies I was intrigued. When I saw how easy it was to throw together I knew I would have to make it. You may be thinking, “How can this be any different than lemon bars?” and I am glad you asked. It’s the texture. They really have the feel of brownies but all the sweet crisp lightness of lemon.
What you’ll need for the batter:
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 TBS lemon zest
2 TBS lemon juice
What you’ll do:
Mix together first four ingredients until well combined.
In a separate bowl stir together eggs, zest and lemon juice.
Combine the two mixtures and beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a greased 8×8 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Be careful not to over bake.
The brownies have a delightful and pert glaze on them that really just completes the dish.
What you’ll need for the delightful and pert glaze:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
4 TBS lemon juice ( more or less depending on how tangy you like)
8 teaspoons lemon zest
What you’ll do:
Whisk together all three ingredients until smooth.
Poor glaze over brownies.
I’ve yet to have them done long enough (without eating them) to chill before savoring their citrusy goodness but can you just imagine it right from the fridge?!
Also, last year I stirred in a handful of fresh blueberries right before baking the brownies and oh, my goodness they were swoon worthy!
You should make a pan right now. And maybe throw in some raspberries for fun. I bet that would be good.