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Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Method

For the base:

  • Adjust the oven rack to a medium height and preheat oven to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Grease a 21x28 cm baking pan and line with parchment paper, letting the ends hang over the edges of the pan.
  • Grease the parchment paper so the dough will not stick to it.
  • In a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar and salt 2 or 3 times.
  • Add the butter and pulse about 15 times until the mixture looks like wet sand. (You should be able to see bean sized pieces of butter in the mixture and will come together if you press it into a ball.)
  • Transfer mixture to baking pan and gently press with your hands to spread.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.

For the filling:

  • Combine the eggs, egg yolks, sugar and salt in a pot.
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and heavy cream. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, while stirring continuously until it thickens.
  • Remove from heat. You don’t want the cream to become too thick.
  • Add the butter and stir until the butter melts.
  • Pour filling over base in pan. Spread with a spatula.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until it sets
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Lift the overhanging parchment paper to remove from pan.
  • Cut into rectangular bars, dust with caster sugar right before serving.
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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

328
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.

18.4
Total Fat (g)
26 %

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.

10.3
Saturated Fat (g)
52 %

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.

34.4
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

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.

24.1
Sugars (g)
27 %

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.

5.3
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.

0.58
Fibre (g)
2 %

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.

0.15
Sodium (g)
2 %

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.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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