Chef John’s Incredibly Flavorful Lemon Squares

chef johns incredibly flavorful lemon squares

If you’ve never seen Chef John’s videos, you are in for a treat. They are amusing and entertaining, and you’ll probably come away with a totally different attitude about cooking. We’ve always been taught, a recipe is only a suggestion, and after watching Chef John, you’ll totally get this concept. Be sure to watch the video below as we feel you’ll enjoy him as much as we do. There are also plenty of useful tips you can use for other recipes.

We’ve made these lemon bars using both the meringue topping and the powdered sugar topping. They are outstanding no matter what you top them with, or even if you use no topping at all.

Chef John’s Incredibly Flavorful Lemon Squares

Ingredients:

For the shortbread crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup room temp unsalted butter (1 stick)

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

Bake crust at 350 degrees F. for 22 minutes

For the lemon layer:

2 large whole eggs

1 large egg yolk

1 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp grated lemon peel

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes

Garnish with powdered sugar; or top with *meringue (the extra egg white whipped with 1 tablespoon of sugar) and brown with torch.

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  1. Chef John’s Incredibly Flavorful Lemon Squares

    Ingredients:

    For the shortbread crust:

    1 cup all-purpose flour

    1/2 cup room temp unsalted butter (1 stick)

    1/4 cup powdered sugar

    1/4 tsp vanilla

    1/4 tsp salt

    Bake crust at 350 degrees F. for 22 minutes

    For the lemon layer:

    2 large whole eggs

    1 large egg yolk

    1 cup white sugar

    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

    1 tbsp grated lemon peel

    Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes

    Garnish with powdered sugar; or top with *meringue (the extra egg white whipped with 1 tablespoon of sugar) and brown with torch.

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