Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lemon Bars

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix 2 cups of flour and confectioner's sugar together. Cut in the butter or margarine. Mix well until the dough resembles pie dough consistency. Press the dough into a 9x13 inch baking pan.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Beat together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice and lemon rind for at least 1 minute. Pour the mixture over the baked crust.
Bake the bars another 20 minutes, or until the lemon topping has set. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar when cooled.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Belgian Waffles

1 pkg. (2 1/4 tsp.) dry yeast
2 C. lukewarm milk
4 eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 C. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. sugar
1/2 C. melted butter
Directions: Sprinkle yeast over warm milk. Stir to dissolve. Beat egg yolks and add to yeast mix with vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, and sugar. Add to liquid ing. Stir in melted butter and combine thoroughly. Beat egg whites till stiff peaks form. Carefully fold into batter. Let mix stand in warm place 45 minutes or until mix doubles in bulk. Use approx. 1/2-3/4 C batter per waffle. May vary w/ waffle griddle.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Coconut Dipping Sauce

I was looking for a good recipe for a coconut dipping sauce for our coconut battered shrimp today and ended up creating this one! It was delicious!
1/4 C. lite Coconut milk
2Tbs. honey
1/4 C. sweetened condensed milk
mix and serve

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lemon Loaf (the perfect lemon fix!)

1/2 C butter
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 C flour
1tsp. salt
1 tsp. b.powder
1/2 C milk
zest of 1 lemon
Mix all ing. in mixer till creamy and smooth, pour into loaf pan (I like to use a 4-loaf pampered chef stone for giving away, however, cut baking time to about 1/2) and bake @ 350 degrees for 50-60 min.
Juice of lemon
1/2 C sugar
Pour over top of baked loaf and bake for remaining 3-5 min. This creates the perfect crispy glaze crust. Uh...Heaven!