Monday, July 26, 2010

Toasted Almond Lemon Bars


It's Monday and I'm a day late for Sweet Melissa Sundays, sorry guys! Sunday's selection was Toasted Almond Lemon Bars, picked for us to try by Rebecca at Indecisive Baker. I love the name of her blog, I'm also an indecisive baker, and indecisive about many things, I'd rather have someone else pick for me and just enjoy the ride. You can find the recipe for these bars here at Rebecca's site if you do not have The Sweet Melissa Baking Book.


I love almonds and lemon bars and have never combined the two so I was excited to give this recipe a try. The bars were delicious and pretty easy to make. I skipped the second baking of the crust, only baking it for the first 25 minutes covered with foil, then letting cool for a bit and filling with the lemon mixture, then baking the final 30 minutes. I think they turned out lovely.

As for my taste testers...all three kids really enjoyed these bars, and were asking for another bar for dessert, so I'd say these were a huge hit. Picky husband had two bites -- which is pretty good considering he doesn't even want to taste a lot of my baking group picks. He does not usually care for lemon desserts but said these were okay, he'd never tried a lemon bar before and it is always tough to get him to try something new, so I'm glad he at least gave these a chance :)


9 comments:

Nina said...

Looks great! I love the sliced almonds that are on top of the bars!

Debinhawaii said...

These look delicious! I love lemon bars so you can send me the ones your husband won't eat. ;-)

Julie said...

Beautiful pics. I love the almonds on top of the bars. These were a huge hit at my house.

Future Grown-Up said...

These look so yummy. Love the almonds on top. Poor husband...he's missing out on some sublime bars by only having a few bites.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

Looks so good. Love lemon!

Carmen

Gloria said...

Your lemon bars look beautiful! The almond slices on top are a great touch. My hubby is a finicky taster from week to week. Though he's pretty much succumbed to the fact he has to taste my stuff. He too thought the lemon bars were ok. He likes another recipe I make. Oh well!

rebecca said...

Yes they look lovely! Like the extra almonds on top.

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

I had to laugh at your hubby comment. It actually made my day! You made me feel not so alone in that department because I also have a picky picky picky fiance that pretty much shuns everything that I bake for the group. Minus chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies, of course ;)

Your lemon bars look great!!

alex said...

looks good and delicious.. want to try these.. it makes me starve..

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