Sicilian Lemon bars

Posted on: December 10th, 2017 by Isabels Free From

Gluten free lemon bars

These lemon bars are so easy to prepare and a lovely treat. it is hard to tell they’re gluten free and one of the best recipes I produced.

 

Sicilian Lemon bars

Ingredients

For the base
175g Isabel’s wholemeal all-purpose Cassava flour
125g butter
50g granular sugar
Zest of a small lemon
1 tsp water

Filling
175g sugar or the equivalent sugar substitute
1 Tbsp Isabel’s dough balls mix
2 medium eggs lightly beaten
½ tsp baking powder
Juice of 2 lemons
Zest of 1 lemon finely grated
Sifted icing sugar to decorate

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325 F/Gars Mark 3. Lightly grease and line a 20 cm/ 8 inch square cake tin with greaseproof or baking paper.
2. Rub together the flour, sugar, lemon zest and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the tsp of water if necessary.
3. Place the mixture into the prepare tin, spreading it evenly and press firmly to form a base. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes. The colour of the pastry will a light creamy.
4. In a large bowl combine the sugar, tablespoon of the all-purpose  Cassava flour and baking powder. Add the eggs, lemon juice and zest mixing well until all the ingredients are combined.
5. Pour the sugar, egg and lemon mixture on top of the prebaked base and return it to the oven to bake for a further 20-25 minutes. Bake until nearly set, but still a bit soft in the centre. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin on a wire rack.
6. Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares. Serve cold. Store in an airtight container.

 
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