Lemon bars

These slices of zesty lemony goodness are hard to resist

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:35 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 278
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 42g
  • sugars 26g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 4g
  • salt 0.2g

Ingredients

  • 175g plain flour
  • 50g ground rice
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 140g cold butter, diced
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • zest 3 lemons, plus 200ml/7fl oz juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 25g flour
  • icing sugar, to dust

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a 21 or 22cm square, shallow baking tin with baking parchment. Put the flour, ground rice and sugar in a bowl with the butter and rub in until fine crumbs form. Stir in the milk with a cutlery knife. Tip into the tin and press down evenly. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden.

  2. Remove the tin and lower oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the lemon juice and eggs, then sieve into a bowl with the sugar, flour and zest. Whisk to combine, pour over the base, then bake for 10-15 mins until the top is just set. Cool in the tin, dust with icing sugar, then slice.