Wednesday, May 20, 2009

uh oh...something good


  What's that you say?  Another lemon treat?  Yep, it sure is! For the love of all things lemon this one reaches the top. What could be better then lemon, coconut and shortbread combined? Right now, I'm not quite sure.  At first I wasn't too sure about them, but now?  ...I think I may be in love.

lemon coconut
shortbread squares

base
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup sifted icing sugar
1/2 unsalted butter, at room temperature.
filling
6 eggs
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (aprox. 4 lemons)
1/2 all-purpose flour
2 3/4 cup granulated sugar

For the base, preheat oven to 350F (180C).  Lightly butter bottom and sides of a 9x13-in baking dish.  In a large bowl, stir 1 cup flour with coconut and icing sugar. Cut up butter, using your fingers blend until the mixture resembles course crumbs.  Pat down mixture in to pre-pared baking dish evenly over bottom. Base will be thin.  Bake for 15-22 min total. Remove from oven and set temp to 325F.
For filling, in a large bowl, whisk eggs with lemon juice. Stir together flour and sugar then add to egg mixture and combine. Pour over hot baked crust, then place back in the oven for 30-35 min until the filling is set when the pan is jiggled. Cool then enjoy!

P.S. and I love lemon Sanpellegrino 

15 comments:

apparentlyjessy said...

Oh gosh, that does look delicious! I have seen lots of lemon slice recipes lately, but this one with coconut really looks yummier!

Valerina said...

Coconut, lemon, and a stick of butter! If it were not so late and if I haden't already stuffed myself with several brownies I would go to the grocery store right now and by coconut. These look great, I love the idea of adding coconut to the crust of a lemon bar.

Elra said...

Your recipe sounds really delicious Ash, I like the addition of coconut in there!

Chef Chuck said...

I love lemons but with coconut, so refreshing!!
Looks great :)

Amanda said...

These do look great. I love the color!

Lucy said...

Oh Wow. I love lemon bars, and I love coconut, but I haven't ever had the two combined! Look double delicious!!

Irene said...

My mouth is watering... now I'm definitely going to make lemon bars tomorrow (now look what you've made me do!)

Elyse said...

Lemon. Coconut. Shortbread. YES!!! This is genius, Ash. I'm totally in love with these bars. I need them now. And your photography is just gorgeous. I feel the need to run to the kitchen :)

gine said...

I found my new favorite cake here :-), that sounds heavenly, Ash, really :-)!! XOXO

thecookieshopinenglish said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Your blog is beautiful!

lauresophie said...

Yummy! our recipes are quite similar! but your pictures are just great, as allways! That's the one I would have like to take for my blog
See you

Danielle said...

There really is nothing like a good lemon square! gotta be my favourite!

MsGourmet said...

Such lovely, lemony photos - your lemon squares look delicious! I also love Sanpellegrino Limonata :)

gine said...

Loved it ^^!! XOXO

Sha said...

I love this recipe, especially with coconut...
Like also how you do food styling ^^