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Starbucks Lemon Squares

Posted by Bradley47 | 6:24 AM | | 0 comments »


  • :2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter -- softened
  • Topping: 3 large lemons -- (3 to 4)
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups ground almonds

Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Lightly grease a 9x13 - inch (3 - L) baking pan or dish. In a food processor or large mixing bowl, whirl or stir flour with icing sugar. Pulse or cut in butter until fine crumbs form. With floured hands, firmly press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake in center of preheated oven until lightly golden, about 15 mins.

Remove from oven and reduce heat to 325ºF (160ºC). Meanwhile, finely grate peel from 3 lemons and squeeze out 3/4 cup juice. In a medium - size mixing bowl, beat eggs with sugar until pale yellow and slightly thickened. Beat in peel, juice, butter and almond extract. Measure flour, baking powder and salt into a separate bowl. Stir with a fork until blended. Then, stir into egg mixture, evenly mix, and stir in ground almonds. Pour over crust. Bake in center of preheated 325ºF (160ºC) oven until golden and set in the center, about 50 mins. Cool completely on a rack, then cut into squares.


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