Thursday, May 21, 2009

Trillium and frosted lemon bars

Drawing class this morning and a beautful day it was! Our first chance to experience plein air. I sat by a big tree with purple trillium growing all around it in a ring. The nasty gnats were nonstop though! For today, I made "Frosted Lemon Bars". A first-time recipe and didn't know how they would be, but they were delish!

Frosted Lemon Bars

2 cups corn flakes cereal, crushed to 1 cup (I used Special K)
1 cup flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened

2 Tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1-1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

Lemon Icing
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (may need a little more)

1. Crust: Combine corn flakes, flour, brown sugar and butter; mix well. Press evenly in 13x9x2 pan. Bake at 275 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

2. Bars: Mix together the 2 Tablespoons flour and 1/4 t salt. Set aside.

3. Combine eggs, brown sugar, coconut and vanilla in bowl; beat well. Add flour-salt mixture and nuts; mix well. Spread over baked crust.

4. Return to oven and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until bars are lightly browned.

5. Icing: Combine powdered sugar, melted butter and lemon juice; beat until smooth. After bars are baked and still warm, frost with icing. Cool and cut into bars.


Elena said...

Your picture looks really nice! Sorry I didn't send the photos right away-I got caught up cleaning my bike. All those bugs were caked onto the chrome! Thanks for the recipe-it was delicious.

Elena said...

April, I'm not sure that I had your correct email address. I sent the trillium photos just now. Let me know if you didn't get them.

april said...

Got 'em!

Audrey said...

April, thanks for the recipe. The lemon bars were delish. I was going to send you an email asking for it.

Doris said...

Lovely little trillium that may have been stunted without all this rain, like all the nasty little bugs!