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A Writing Teacher Writes (plus some writing prompts and recipes)

Lemon Bars and Heroes April 12, 2013

Filed under: Recipes,Writing Prompts + — Christopher P. DeLorenzo @ 8:53 am
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I’m feeling really generous this morning, so I’ve shared several writing prompts below, and also my Lemon Bar recipe. I do recommend using Meyer Lemons if you can find them; they give the bars a sweeter taste and a beautiful color.  IMG_2505

Writing Prompts:

Our little hero

Like sun, and salt, and cinnamon

It’s a bad sign                                  

I’m floating alone here

But is he an asshole?


Lusty Lemon Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Use an 8 x 8 Pyrex (or glass) square pan (metal pans won’t work as well)

Ingredients for crust:

1/3 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

Beat butter and sugar together until emulsified. Hand mix in flour until crumbly.

Press into the pan and bake JUST until the crust begins to turn blonde and looks slighlty darker at the edges (about 12-15 minutes). Keep an eye on this: if you over bake the crust, it will be tough.

Ingredients for filling:

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons lemon zest

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Beat eggs and sugar until frothy and light: about two minutes, then add lemon zest and juice. Add flour and baking powder. Pour over hot baked crust and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the center is set and reveals brown spots.

Cool, slice, and dust with powdered sugar.


2 Responses to “Lemon Bars and Heroes”

  1. astrangemuse Says:

    Ooooh Lemon Squares! I’ve been looking for a decent recipe for ages, these look delicious, though that may just be the picture you posted to go along with them. I’ll definitely have to try them out, and your prompts too, a few of them give me ideas!

    Thanks a bunch!

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