LEMON BAR

INGREDIENTS :

For Base:
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 butter stick or 1 cup butter flavor vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup pancake syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
For Topping:
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

METHOD :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 10 * 15-inch pan with shortening or butter. Place cooling rack on counter top for cooling cookies. For Base: Combine sugar and shortening in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, syrup and vanilla. Beat until well blended and fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add gradually to the creamed mixture at low speed. Mix until just blended. Spread dough into bottom of prepared pan in an even layer. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until light brown. For Topping: Combine eggs, lemon peel, lemon juice, sugar, flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Beat until well blended. Spread over partially baked base. Return pan to oven. Bake at 350 degrees F for an additional 10-15 minutes or until topping is set. Do not over bake. Place pan on cooling rack. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Cut into bars.