- 2 cups flour, 9 ounces
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for topping
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs, well beaten
- 1 heaping tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- confectioners' sugar, for sprinkling
Heat the oven to 300° F.
For the crust, sift 2 cups of flour and powdered sugar together. Cut in 2 sticks of butter until well blended. Press mixture over bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan. Bake about 25 minutes at 300° until lightly browned.
Remove the crust from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 350° F.
For the filling, combine 2 cups granulated sugar with the 1 tablespoon of flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, lemon zest, and juice.Blend well. Spread over the top of the baked crust. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until set.
Cool in pan on rack. Sift confectioners' sugar over the bars while still warm.
Makes about 12 servings.