Lemoney Lemon Brownies

 

This dessert was served on Mother’s Day and I’ve made it again for the week.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 tbsps lemon zest
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

For the tart lemon glaze:

  • 4 tbsps lemon juice
  • 8 tsps lemon zest
  • 1 rounded cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
  3. Zest and juice two lemons and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixture fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the flour, sugar, salt, and softened butter until combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest, and lemon juice until combined.
  6. Pour it into the flour mixture and beat for 2 mins at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  7. Pour into baking dish and bake for 23-25 mins, should turn golden around the edges.
  8. Allow to cool completely before glazing. Do not overbake, or the bars will dry.
  9. In a separate bowl, combine the powdered sugar and whisk with lemon zest and juice.
  10. Spread 1/2 the glaze over the brownies with a rubber spatula and let glaze set.
  11. Spread remainder of the glaze over the bars, and let it set (not harden like most).
  12. Cut into bars and serve.


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