Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Gram Elaine's Lemon Bars

Heirloom recipe.
This goes fast when served at a gathering!

½ cup butter
½ cup rice flour
½ cup corn starch
¼ cup sugar

Lemon filling:
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Grated rind of 1 lemon

2 egg whites, beaten
½ teaspoon baking powder OR
     2 tablespoons applesauce
     2 tablespoons oil
     2 tablespoons whipped topping
     2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour

Mix ingredients for crust together. Pat mixture into a greased 9 inch square pan; baking in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. 
Meanwhile, mix lemon juice, lemon rind, egg whites & baking powder or egg replacer, sugar, & flour. Evenly pour mixture over crust. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.

Cool in fridge or freezer. Frost.

Frosting recipe:
¾ cup confectioner’s sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
1½ teaspoons milk

Combine ingredients and spread over bars.

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