Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sunny Day Double Lemon Bars


I have been craving a slightly warm, homemade lemon bar since Chelsee did them for We Are Not Martha. I love all things pertaining to lemon. As I think I've mentioned, the act of cooking with it and the fresh smell it leaves on my hands is one of the sunniest things I can bring to mind. It's perfectly sharp crisp and sweetly puckering. Spectacular and a perfect reminder that spring is coming...eventually.

Chels picked up her Double Lemon Bar recipe from Epicurious and I finally managed a reason to bake them- my annual Easter pilgrimage to the Dawson residence for Easter with CVDJ's clan. I'm making brie cups as well but you've already seen that trick! I think I made baked brie with cranberry relish last year so everything's in keeping with tradition. Maybe Bob's mom and I will be able to regale everyone with our internet dating stories again. God I love that family:)

The recipe at Epicurious is specific and easy to follow so I won't try to improve on it. I will only say that God help you should you be as impatient as I am and break into the baked rectangle early. After the initial breach, I've gone back to "even the sides" of my original sin twice with my fork. I've now washed the fork, covered the squares and put them in the fridge to deter Ms. Hyde further. I kicked it with Chester this morning and I'm pretty sure that 1 row of these would nullify it.

Going for a walk. Maybe I should brush me teeth to further put myself off the delicious tracks leading to my fridge and a fresh fork.

10 comments:

Nilsa S. said...

Looks like a fabulous way to spend your day. I ate like crap yesterday - with the 8 hours I spent watching basketball in the bar. And no workout today since I had to ready my home for the painters. Ahhhh, the smell of fresh paint. I think I could use some fresh air, too!

theycallmecurlysue said...

Oh I love love love lemon bars. When I worked at Sonic in college (ugh, but the tips paid for school) I would always volunteer to cut up the fresh lemons and limes for our drinks. I also throw one down my garbage disposal every now and then even if it doesn't need it :)

Also, I am seriously considering Chicago for my free flight. Jenn of course lives there, and even though you don't know me too well, we could have a like blogger get together. Sound fun?!

Chels said...

omg so cute :) Love the photos up top too!!!! :)

Sassy Molassy said...

Oooh, lemon bars...I may be forced to make a batch.

nicoleantoinette said...

I absolutely love Epicurious! And lemon? it's climbing the list for me. I never used to like it and now I'm craving it all the time. Strange how tastebuds change.. Anyway, these sound delicious!

ToKissTheCook said...

Nilsa: All for the glory that is real estate success! One more HURAH for Sweets!

CurlySue: I love that you worked at Sonic. I also had a few not so glam jobs and I think it makes for good peeps (not the yellow/pink sugar variety). Plus- Cherry Limeade helllloooo.

*Come to Chicago- we can meet for cocktails, cupcakes or both!

Chels: My dear, you provided every ounce of the motivation. And potentially a cavity due to my own lack of self-control. Totally worth it:)

Sassy: They are SO good. I mean damn. And really easy too. Provided your thumb doesn't get in the way of the lemon zesting.

Nic: Epicurious is fantastic...what a library! And for the record, I don't like lemon flavored things...just the real deal. That fragrance!

L Sass said...

Just sent the recipe to AS and now we are making these this weekend, too!

ToKissTheCook said...

Sass: No joke, they are SO SO good.

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