Thursday, June 19, 2014

Strawberry and Lemon Bars!

I don't usually write recipes and in fact this is my first ever recipe post. Strawberries are a staple fruit for me in spring and summer and I have been all about strawberries lately. It is actually my second time trying out this recipe and I quite enjoy it. It is pretty easy and fairly quick to make.

PS: I had an assistant who lets say helped me (ok did quite a bit !) making this recipe! That was my hubby!

So, let us start.


- For the Crust

- 280g butter

- 110g brown sugar
- 240g flour
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch of salt

- For the Filling

- 800 g strawberries

- 168 g brown sugar
- 4 lemons (juice only)
- 3 egg whites
- 1 egg
- 84 g flour
- pinch of Salt
- Some strawberry jam/syrup (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to around 170 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line a square tin pan with parchment paper so that the bars are easily removed from the pan.
  3. For the crust, just mix the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer and then add the vanilla.
  4. Add the flour until just incorporated.
  5. Place the dough into the baking pan and spread it evenly so that it covers the bottom of the dish.
  6. Bake for around 30 minutes until the dough becomes slightly golden.
  7. For the filling blend the strawberries in an electric blender to juice them and then transfer them to a large bowl. Do not forget to was the strawberries beforehand and to remove the core and the green stem.
  8. Add the sugar, the eggs, lemon juice, flour and the pinch of salt to the bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Pour the mixture onto the crust and bake for 25-30 minutes. Do not worry the mixture is very loose at this point but it will thicken eventually.
  10. Let cool to room temperature and refrigerate for around 4 hrs before serving. Do not forget to cut them into bars or squares to serve!

TIP : You can add some chocolate syrup or some strawberry jam on the crust just before adding the Strawberries for some added flavour!




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