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Quick Lemon Bars
Quick Lemon Bars
Method

Similar to lemon pie, although definitely a less refined version of it! Perfect to pack children’s lunchboxes with and for you to take to work as a snack…

  • Preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.

For the base

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Combine all the remaining ingredients in the mixers bowl. Beat with the hook attachment.
  • Add the melted butter. Beat just until combined and a soft dough forms. Transfer the dough to a 26 cm round or square baking pan that has been lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper will make it easier to remove the sweet.
  • Use a fork to poke small holes in the dough. Bake for ½ an hour until golden. Let it aside to cool.

For the filling

  • Cut the lemons in half. Remove the seeds and juice. Add this juice to the rest of the lemon juice (the 90 g).
  • Finely chop the lemon peels. Put in a blender along with the sugar and the lemon juice. Blend until the mixture turns into a paste. Add the eggs, one at a time, salt and corn starch. Add the melted butter last.
  • Mix until the mixture becomes smooth. Pour over the baked base. Spread evenly.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until firm.
  • Remove from oven and allow them to cool for 15-20 minutes. Remove from baking pan. Cut into rectangular pieces and sprinkle with caster sugar.
Tip
Since the dough for the base doesn’t contain any eggs, it won’t rise, so there is no need to add any cooking weights while baking!!
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

319
Calories (kcal)
16 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

7.9
Total Fat (g)
11 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.1
Saturated Fat (g)
21 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

56.0
Total Carbs (g)
21 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

37.4
Sugars (g)
42 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

5.5
Protein (g)
11 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.9
Fibre (g)
4 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.65
Sodium (g)
11 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.