Friday, February 15, 2013

Lemon Bars (Limonlu Kareler)

For the crust:
½ lb butter, at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
A pinch of sea salt
 
For the lemon layer:
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1-1 ½ grated lemon zest (3 to 4 lemons)
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup flour
½ cup confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9x13x2 inch oven tray lined with baking sheet.
For the crust, mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light. Combine flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Take the dough onto a well floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into the greased baking sheet, building up a ½ inch edge on all sides. Bake the crust for about 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack and leave the oven on.
For the lemon layer, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or about 5 minutes beyond the point where the lemon filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.
Cut into rectangles/squares and dust with confectioners’ sugar.
ENJOY

TURKCE
Tabani icin:
250 gr tereyag, oda sicakliginda
½ su bardagi seker
2 su bardagi un
Bir tutam tuz

Uzeri icin:
4 buyuk boy yumurta, oda sicakliginda
1 2/3 su bardagi seker
½ rendelenmis limon kabugu (3-4 limon)
2/3 su bardagi taze sikilmis limon suyu
2/3 su bardagi un
Uzerine serpmek icin ½ su bardagi pudra sekeri

Firini onceden 180°C (350°F)’ye isitin ve yaklasik 22x32x5 cm boyutlarinda bir borcam tepsiyi yaglayin veya yagli kagit serin. Tabani icin, tereyagi ve sekeri mikser ile karistirarak krema haline getirin. Baska bir yerde, un ve tuzu karistirin ve mikser ile dusuk seviyede tereyagi karisimina karistirarak yedirin. Hamuru unlanmis temiz bir zemine alin ve top haline getirin. Unlanmis elleriniz yardimiyla hamuru acip duzlestirin ve hazirlamis oldugunuz tepsiye bastirarak yerlestirin. Kenarlarinda yaklasik 1-1.5 cm yuksekliginde hamur olacak sekilde ayarlayin. Firina verin ve yaklasik 15-20 dakika ya da uzeri hafifce kizarana dek pisirin. Sogumaya alin ve firini calisir sekilde acik birakin.
Limonlu ust kisim icin, yumurta, seker, limon suyu, limon kabugu rendesi ve unu mikserle cirpin. Karisimi tabanin uzerine esit sekilde yayarak dokun ve yaklasik 25-30 dakika veya ust kismi sertlesmeye basladiktan sonra 5 dakika daha pisirdikten sonra firindan alin. Oda sicakligina gelene dek sogumaya birakin.
Kare veya dikdortgen seklinde dilimleyin ve uzerine elek ile pudra sekeri serpin.
AFIYET OLSUN

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you for this gret recipe! I ve never tried it but looks delicious!and Iam gonna make it one day:)

DENISE ADAMS RICCIARDI said...

These are amazing so so good!! thank you!