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Secret to the Best Lemon Bars: You'll Be Amazed!

Let's simplify the recipe for America's classic sweet and sour lemon bar into a more straightforward and easy-to-follow guide with a casual tone and some cake decoration tips.


- Cookie Dough:

 - 220g light flour

 - 90g powdered sugar

 - A pinch of salt

 - 225g unsalted butter

- Lemon Filling:

 - 270g granulated sugar

 - 25g light flour

 - 4 eggs

 - 3 lemons (for juice and zest)


1. Prepare the Pan: Line a mold with baking paper.

2. Mix the Cookie Dough:

   - Combine the flour and powdered sugar in a bowl.

   - Add a pinch of salt and finely chopped butter.

   - Use a pastry blender to press the dough until it looks like sand.

   - Pour the dough into the mold and press it down with your hands.

3. Bake the Crust:

   - Bake in a preheated oven at 180℃ for 20 minutes.

4. Prepare the Lemon Filling:

   - Mix the granulated sugar and light flour.

   - Add the eggs and mix well.

   - Add lemon juice and lemon zest, mixing until combined.

5. Combine and Bake:

   - Pour the lemon filling over the baked cookie dough.

   - Bake for another 20 minutes at 180℃.

6. Cool and Decorate:

   - Let the lemon bars cool.

   - Flip them over and sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

   - Make 8 cuts to divide the bars.

Cake Decoration Tips:

- For a professional touch, consider using edible gold leaf or silver dust for decoration.

- You can also add a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of lemon glaze for a pop of color and flavor.

- For a more casual approach, simply use a knife to cut the bars into neat squares and serve.

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