I made the Lemon Bars from the Magnolia Bakery in Beaufort, South Carolina. We thought they were amazing!
Magnolia Bakery Cafe's Lemon Bars
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice - (about 4 lemons)
2 Tbsp. lemon zest
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350. Line a lightly greased 9 x 13 with parchment paper. Place butter in a 4 cup measuring cup, cover and microwave on high 1 minute or until melted. Let cool 8 minutes.
Whisk together melted butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a bowl til blended. Press mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a medium bowl until blended. Whisk in granulated sugar and next 2 ingredients. Stir together 3 Tbsp flour and baking powder; whisk into egg mixture. Pour filling evenly over hot baked crust.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until filling is set. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Lift from pan, using parchment as handles. Cool completely on a wire rack. Chill, if desired. Cut into cars and dust generously with powdered sugar before serving.
Makes 2 dozen