Kazan Lemon Bars *click here for printable version*
1-1/2 sticks butter
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Mix until crumbly. Press into an 8 x 8 pan. Bake high in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes.
3 eggs, slightly beaten
3 Tbls. all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
juice of 1-1/2 lemons
Combine ingredients, pour on top of baked portion. Bake another 20 minutes--take care not to overbake. Lemon topping should resemble custard with a faint browning in patches. Dust with powdered sugar while hot. Cut into small squares when cool.
This recipe is easily doubled for a 9 x 13 pan. Cooking times are very approximate--the recipe originated at sea level--so adjust as necessary. Resist the urge to cut large squares, the bars are very rich.