Aspiring Bakers #8 : Bread Seduction (June 2011)

ASPIRING BAKERS #8 : BREAD SEDUCTION (JUNE 2011)

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Monday, February 28, 2011

lemon hearts

looking for a fast and easy recipe and i choose this (: instead of lemon bars, i changed them into lemon hearts (: when i baked this, dont know why but i thought of jess perhaps is because she baked this for our meetup (: i shall dedicate this post to her and let her know, im giving my love to her and hope to see the bubbly her (: psst, taking photos with you to check out your shaky hands too ;D

this lemon hearts i called, is very delicious!! (: (: however,
first there's like a few flakes of burnt thread on top. that's actually lemon. it makes it not so pretty ):
next, i think for the lemon topping, i'll reduce the amount of butter next time as i find it a bit oily.

the recipe is from David Lebovitz and is defnitely a keeper (:



Lemon Bars
Crust
1 cup (140g) flour
1/4 cup 40g  sugar
1/4 teaspoon pinch of salt
8 tablespoons (115g) melted unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon Topping
1 lemon, organic or unsprayed
1 cup 160g sugar
3 tablespoons (45ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 large eggs, room temperature
4 teaspoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon pinch of salt
3 tablespoons  40g melted unsalted butter
*i added zest of 1 lemon
Optional: powdered sugar, for serving

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
2. Overturn an 8-inch square pan (i used round pan) on the counter and wrap the outside snugly with foil, shiny side up. Remove the foil, turn the pan over, and fit the foil into the pan, pressing to nudge the foil into the corners. The smooth it as best you can.
3. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, 40g sugar, pinch of salt, 8 tablespoons (115g) melted butter, and vanilla, stirring just until smooth.
4. Smooth the batter into the bottom of the pan, using your hands or a small offset spatula to get it as level as possible.
5. Bake the crust for 25 minutes, or until it’s deep-golden brown.
6. While the crust is cooking, cut the lemon in half, remove the seeds, and cut the lemon into chunks.
7. Put the chunks of lemon in a food processor or blender along with the sugar, zest of lemon and lemon juice, and let it run until the lemon is completely broken up. Add the eggs, corn starch, pinch of salt, and melted butter, and blend until almost smooth. (A few tiny bits of lemon pieces are normal and encouraged.)
8. When the crust comes out of the oven, reduce the heat of the oven to 300ºF (150ºC). Pour the lemon filling over the hot crust and bake for 25 minutes or just until the filling stops jiggling and is barely set.
9. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Once cool, carefully lift out the bars grasping the foil. Cut the bars into squares or rectangles (i cut into hearts). Sift powdered sugar over the top just before serving, if desired.

Storage: The bars will keep in an airtight container at room temperature up to three days. You can freeze the lemon bars as well for up to one month
just in time, im submitting this to ASPIRING BAKERS #4 LOVE IN THE AIR hosted by ellena (:

35 comments:

  1. They look so cute, I love this lemony hearty cookies. Following your blog for your yummy recipes :)

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  2. thank Umm Mymoonah for your compliment and visiting my blog (:

    everyone finished eating those hearts. the balance, my nephew ate it while i was cutting and he left some (to be exact, one) for me :D

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  3. these little heart shaped goodies look so adorable! zesty lemon and sweetsweet sugar is a good combination :)

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  4. I've also bookmarked this lemon bars recipe. Will sure try it out now that you said this is a keeper. Thanks, Jas

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  5. ahh thanks Jasmine i truly appreciate it =) the lemon hearts are so lovely the taste is divine isn't it

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  6. I like Lebovitz's recipes too! very simple to follow and very rewarding to make! Looks like we both love lemony treats!

    Thanks for converting everything to metric units!

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  7. i am so blurr, i just knew your name is Jasmine ..from your profile up there. These lemon hearts look very pretty and cute..good.. pop size minis!

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  8. thank you jean (: YES! i love the zesty lemon fragrance and taste. yummy!

    agnes, we've got telepathy :D be sure to reduce the amount of butter for the lemon topping okay (:

    welcome jess (: the taste is definitely divine and my nephew only left a small bite for me! hahah.

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  9. hi-5 alan! lemons are like my ecstasy! the smell and taste is so theurapetic ;D
    psst, i suck at measurement in cups!

    yes lena, im Jasmine. i think you're confused as you saw jess's name in my post? thank you for your compliment. indeed, being pop size, they finished it already! (:

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  10. Pretty little hearts Jasmine, you did a great job! *^_^*

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  11. They are so sweet. With great lemony flavour, I can feel the love is truly in the air.

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  12. I love anything with lemon... Hmmm....

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  13. Perfect choice. I am so lucky to get a chance to taste Jess's.

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  14. Oh! These look ridiculously delicious!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  15. I love everything that has lemon, and yours little heart shape treats are so cute, and look so yummie! Love it!

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  16. What a lovely idea. Your hearts look beautiful and they sound delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  17. wow... these lemon hearts looks so pretty and yummy !

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  18. Mmm...these must be very delicious. I love anything with lemons. Love the citrus flavour and taste.

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  19. Hi jasmine, looks like I missed out all the fun. You ladies must have enjoyed the company with great food specially prepared for the meetup.
    Lemon hearts look nice from the usual bars. Happy baking.

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  20. Hi Jasmine. You seem to like heart shape. I like it too. This looks new to me.

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  21. These must taste wonderful with the lemon filling. Lemon gives a zing to baked goods.

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  22. Lemon is such a nice fragrant scent, I bet these lemon bars are just that, yum! Too bad I didn't make it to the gathering, else I would have tasted this yummy lemon bars!

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  23. Hi Jasmine....awwww I love heart shape stuff and needless to say ,I will cooo over them and your lemon bar gosh you turned them into heart shape and I guess those eating them will feel your passion in making them :) Great one and I bet from the review by jess it must be nice :) I have added to my to do list. Well done !

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  24. thank you cat (:

    zoe, indeed it is lemony and you can feel the love (:

    sonia, it is wonderful (:

    *hi-5* neyeeloh!

    yes edith. you should try this too(:

    thank you mary, for your kind words and for visiting my blog. nice knowing you too (:

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  25. thank you juliana (: you should try it too!

    mary, thank you for your kind words.

    thank you anh (:

    thank you joyce (:

    *hi-5* marymoh. i love it too (:

    hi hearty bakes! we can always meet up again and have fun (: thank you!

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  26. thank you roz! heart shape is so sweet (:

    thank you biren (: i agree with you! lemon have this special power!

    yes bee bee (: lemon is awesome! you can try making it (:

    thank you elin! can you feel my love? hahah. try it and i'll hear from you soon (:

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  27. thank you roz! heart shape is so sweet (:

    thank you biren (: i agree with you! lemon have this special power!

    yes bee bee (: lemon is awesome! you can try making it (:

    thank you elin! can you feel my love? hahah. try it and i'll hear from you soon (:

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  28. I love everything that has lemon, and yours little heart shape treats are so cute, and look so yummie! Love it!

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  29. thank you jean (: YES! i love the zesty lemon fragrance and taste. yummy!

    agnes, we've got telepathy :D be sure to reduce the amount of butter for the lemon topping okay (:

    welcome jess (: the taste is definitely divine and my nephew only left a small bite for me! hahah.

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  30. ahh thanks Jasmine i truly appreciate it =) the lemon hearts are so lovely the taste is divine isn't it

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  31. thank Umm Mymoonah for your compliment and visiting my blog (:

    everyone finished eating those hearts. the balance, my nephew ate it while i was cutting and he left some (to be exact, one) for me :D

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