This easy lemon squares recipe makes for perfect little tangy treats anytime you fancy!
Lemon squares have been something I’ve baked for a long time. Over time, I’ve tweaked and simplified the recipe to keep it simple
Honestly, the buttery shortbread base with the creamy smooth lemony curd is just too hard to resist!
As you know, I’m most definitely a sweet-toothed person. My husband, however, is more a lover of savoury foods and tart/tangy desserts, if he has one. Personally, I see this as us complimenting each other perfectly (plus more dessert for me, right?!) These lemon squares are perfect to keep us both happy and going back for more!
My lemon bars couldn’t be easier to make!
What makes it even better, is they’re just a doddle to make! The shortbread base uses 2:1:3 proportions of butter, sugar and flour. This is the simplest recipe for shortbread, and you can add in a multitude of flavours if you wish! Here I’m keeping it super simple and just adding a hint of vanilla.
Then, whilst the base is baking, you prepare your curd. You literally put all your ingredients together in your bowl and whisk to combine, then pour over the shortbread and bake again. Super simples!
In all honesty, the hardest part about making these lemon squares is in the time it takes to zest the lemons! The rest is… well, easy peasy lemon squeezy! (see what I did there?! 😆)
Don’t forget, if you’re a lover of lemon as my whole family are, do check out my lemon cupcakes too. And my lemon curd. And even my lemon drizzle cookies. None of these ever last long in our home, they’re too deliciously (and dangerously!) zingy!
Happy baking, my lovely friends! 😊