Friday, September 5, 2014

Lemon "Brownies"

Have you ever thrown a party and had a bunch of lemons leftover? Or used lemons for decorations and now don't want to waste it? Well this is how these lemon "brownies" came to be. I had a bunch leftover and no use for them. That combined with my ridiculous sweet tooth and these yummy light treats came to exist.
I only make these every so often because they satisfy both my sweet and sour cravings in life which means they are gone within a day. I have zero willpower with food. 
They are really easy to make and only take a few lemons and other baking ingredients you probably already have on hand. Give them a whirl! 

Lemon "Brownies"

3 eggs 
3/4 cup butter, softened 

Zest and juice of 3 lemons 

1 1/2 cups ap flour 
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 
1 tsp baking powder 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1/4 tsp salt

2 medium mixing bowls
Electric mixer 
9x9 greased baking dish (you can use 9x13 but they are thinner brownies) 

Preheat oven to 350. Make sure the baking dish is greased well. 

In one bowl cream together the softened butter and sugar with the electric mixer. Once creamy- add the eggs one at a time. Mixing in between. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice and zest. Mix well. 

In the separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. 

Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ones. 

One combined, pour the batter into the greased baking dish. Place in the oven and bake 21-25 minutes until edges turn slightly golden and center is set. 

Remove from oven and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. If you want to glaze it- see recipe below! 

Combine the juice of 1 lemon and enough confectioners sugar to make it a creamy white and sweet enough for your liking. It took about 1 cup for my taste and viscosity preference and I didn't use all the glaze for the brownies. I only add the glaze to some lemon brownie slices. I prefer the kids to have the treat without it. You gotta control those sugar highs!! 

Charlie loved them!! 

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to try these!!! What an interesting twist on a brownie.