So…was a bit lazy this fine Saturday morning. Had a late Friday night and just decided that sleep and an afternoon visit with my friend and her kids – Princess C and Little Oh Henry – was more important. Besides, I’ve never been the perfect student…
But then the guilt set in. Probably should have gone to class. Well I put that guilt to use and decided to hold bake class, on my own, at home.
In today’s “class” I made Lemon Squares.
Started as always by scaling out my ingredients.
Here’s a little secret, I don’t do this normally when i bake at home. I measure as I go and rarely ever prepare my ingredients beforehand. But in the spirit of class, I scaled out today. It actually is much more efficient to do so.
So there is always a base when it comes to a bar recipe. For this one, the base is made of butter, icing sugar and bread flour. I substituted with whole wheat all purpose today. So I took this mixture:
The base had to be baked for 20 minutes so in the meanwhile I made the topping – eggs, sugar, lemon juice, bread flour, baking powder and lemon zest. All mixed together:
With the base done, nicely tanned: