Lemon Bar with Peanut Butter and Shredded Coconut

I was inspired to make myself some lemon bars after seeing a picture of them on my best friend Jing’s Facebook Wall. I had never tasted lemon bars my whole life so I was curious about them. She took hers to a BBQ party and it did sound like a refreshing end to a smoky meal! Upon further research, I discovered they are quite easy to make and are great as a party treat!

Flavor Notes:
Instead of dusting the bars with icing sugar, I sprinkled mine with dried coconut flakes. I was craving for something richer too so I added a thin layer of unsalted peanut butter between the crust and the lemon curd.

 

Lemon bars - so pretty!

Lemon bars – so pretty!

Ingredients:

For the base
113g butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
A pinch of salt

For the filling
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup lemon juice

Topping
Dried coconut flakes

Optional
Unsalted peanut butter

Steps:

Base
Heat your oven to 175C. Grease a 8-inch springform pan or a 8×8-inch rectangular pan and line with baking paper.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt, and beat until everything comes together. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan and bake for 15 – 18 minutes until just slightly browned.

Filling
While the crust is baking, whisk together eggs and sugar until combined. Add lemon juice, zest and flour and whisk until mixture is well-blended.

Take the base out and spread a layer of unsalted peanut butter over it – if you wish.

Pour the filling over the crust and return the pan to the oven for another 18 minutes. Bake until lightly browned and no longer jiggly.

Allow to cool completely. Dust with a sprinkling of dried coconut flakes and slice the lemon bars.

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Lemon Bar with Peanut Butter and Shredded Coconut, $30 (with delivery within Singapore), $20 (self collect)

Lemon Bar with Peanut Butter and Shredded Coconut, $30 (with delivery within Singapore), $20 (self collect)

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