Lemon Bars and Little Sprouts

Just finished a batch of gooey lemon bars.  Perfect dessert when you’re wishing for Spring!

Lemon Bars

1 stick butter, softened
1/4 C. powdered sugar
1 C. + 2-1/2 TB. flour
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1/4 C. lemon juice
 
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease 8×8 inch square pan.  In a medium bowl, with wooden spoon,, beat butter and powdered sugar til combined.  Add 1 C. flour and stir til blended.  Pat evenly into bottom of pan.  Bake crust 20 minutes.  In bowl, combine granulated sugar, remaining flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, lemon zest and juice.  Whisk til smooth.  Pour over crust.  Bake 20-25 minutes or til top is firm to the touch.  Remove to wire rack to cool completely.  Dust lightly with more powdered sugar.  Remove from pan and cut into squares.  Makes approx 16 bars.
And… I’ve got little sprouts everywhere!  Starting my plants under lights (peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, hostas, garlic chives and more.  Here’s a couple pics of a little hot pepper and some broccoli babies.

 

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