Monday, March 12, 2012

Lemon Zebra


2  cups flour
1  cup butter, softened
½   cup powdered sugar
4  eggs, room temperature
1 1/3  cups sugar 
dash salt
6  Tablespoons lemon juice (8 T. if using fresh squeezed)
¼   cup flour
1  teaspoon baking powder
1  teaspoon lemon peel (1 T. if using freshly grated)
 powdered sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 350°.
2.  In a medium bowl, combine flour, butter and 1/2  cup powdered sugar, using your fingers.
3.  Mix thoroughly until the mixture comes together into a ball.
4.  Press into an ungreased 13x9 inch pan.
5.  Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
6.  Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt, and lemon juice.
7.  Whisk in the 1/4 cup flour, baking powder and lemon peel.
8.  Pour the lemon mixture into the hot crust.
9.  Return to oven and continue to bake at 350° for another 25 minutes.
10.  Cool; cut into squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
11.  Remove from pan before storing in the refrigerator.

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