If you are looking for a good snack recipe that you can make for afternoon tea, these lemon bars are absolutely perfect. They have been shared with us by Sophia Handschuh from Thermomix Baking Blogger. The lemon curd is special because it is made with a mixture of olive oil and butter, which adds an extra flavour to the classic. You can also use this beautiful lemon curd to spread on toast or in a lemon dessert.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Lemon lovers, look out! This is a delicious and very easy slice to make." - Vicki
Contains: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
Preparation Time 20 minutes + 4 hours cooling time
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Makes 50 squares
Cannot be frozen
- caster sugar - 80g
- butter - 100g
- egg yolk - 1
- plain flour - 225g
- sugar - 240g
- lemons - 2, zest only
- eggs - 3
- olive oil - 60g
- butter - 60g
- lemon juice - 150g (from approx. 3-4 lemons)
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- If you need to make your own caster sugar, add sugar (80g) to the bowl and grind Speed 9 / 3 seconds.
- To the caster sugar (80g), add the butter (100g), egg yolk (1) and plain flour (225g) to the bowl. Mix Speed 6 / 20 seconds. While mixing, add a splash of water through the lid until the pastry comes together.
- Fill the mixture into the prepared tray. Press down firmly and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, clean the mixing bowl. Add the sugar (240g) to the bowl. Mill Speed 10 / 15 seconds.
- Add the lemon zest (from 2 lemons) to the bowl. Blitz Speed 10 / 20 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add the eggs (3), olive oil (60g), butter (60g) and lemon juice (150g) to thebowl. Program 20 minutes / 90C / Speed 2, measuring cap off.
- While the filling is cooking, place the tray with your pastry in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the tray from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack.
- To finish off the lemon curd filling, mix Speed 6 / 20 seconds, measuring cap on.
- Pour the filling over the baked pastry and leave it to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- Slice into 3cm squares and enjoy!