Saturday, 7 September 2013

Whole Lemon Bars

Something happened to me last week whilst cooking that, in 5 years of blogging, has never happened to me before. We had lots of fresh gooseberries to use up and I love taking advantage of their short season in all the different recipes I gather during the rest of the year. I found a Nigel Slater gooseberry crumble cake recipe that sounded like it would fit the bill perfectly – a simple cut and come again cake that could also be easily transported. I made it, photographed it, took it to my Granny’s and sure enough it went down really well, like most Nigel Slater recipes do. When I was eating it, and then particularly when I was writing up the blog that evening, I started to feel that there was something really familiar about this cake. I checked my archive and sure enough, in July 2011 I had already made and posted it. Today’s post is my 205th, so in all honesty I’m surprised this hasn’t happened before! If you want to read about the cake, you can read my original post here, otherwise today I present all new Whole Lemon Bars!
I really enjoyed making this cake with a whole orange a few months ago, so when I saw these bars I was intrigued how the same technique would work with a much sourer fruit. I ended up making the lemon mixture in my mini food processor as my normal size one had broken, and luckily it just about all fit in, making the whole process really easy. Lemon bars in record time! The base was also super simple as you just press it into the tin, saving any rolling faff. The results were delicious – obviously the whole lemon in the filling meant they tasted (and looked) really vibrant and citrusy without being too sour. The base was also actually really tasty even just on it’s own, I think the vanilla balanced really well with the sharper topping. You can find the recipe here – enjoy!

6 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That hasn't happened to me yet... ;-) Those lemon bars look divine!

Cheers,

Rosa

La Table De Nana said...

I am sure I have posted some things twice:)

Good for you and all your posts..
These look.. well.. delicioso:)

margaret21 said...

I love those David Lebovitz bars: in fact I'm due to refer to them myself in a post next week. They're a real crowd-pleaser, aren't they?

The Caked Crusader said...

I check before I bake now if it looks like something I might have made before - six years in I can't remember it all!

Kezia said...

Lovely photos and lovely looking recipe as well. Well done for blogging for 5 years!

Maggie said...

You couldn't have gone to a better site for the recipe for these glorious lemon bars. They are something I always mean to bake but somehow never get round to.
Congratulations on all your wonderful posts.....
Your bakes always look amazing.