Sunday, May 10, 2015

happy mother's day + coconut lemon bars

happy mother's day! i hope you all had a wonderful day with your loved ones. i was lucky enough to spend the day with my mama and we enjoyed some of her favorites (and mine,) thai food, shopping and coconut lemon bars! i love this recipe! it's slightly adapted from a recipe by my baking addiction, like the addition of lemon zest because we love lemon in our family! and it's a great spring recipe. enjoy!

-1-1/2 cups flour
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
-4 eggs
-1-1/2 cups sugar
-1/2 lemon juice
-zest from one lemon
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 to 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut

preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 pan with parchment. in a food processor, combine flour and powdered sugar. then add cold cubed butter and process until mixture is crumbly and sticks together when pinched. (don't have a food processor? don't worry, you can cut mixture together by hand.) press crust mixture into pan and bake for 15 minutes.

while crust is baking, beat eggs, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and baking powder. pour over baked crust and bake for 5 minutes then sprinkle desired amount of flaked coconut over the top. bake for remaining 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

cool and cut into squares.


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