Monday, October 24, 2011

7up or Sprite?

I like 7up more than I like Sprite. I am not quite sure why. I think it tastes slightly more lemony. Plus, 7up has that whole "Make 7, Up Yours" campaign going for them.

Side-note: Whatever happened to Sprite Remix? That was a great soda.

In the spirit of all things lemon and lime, I made lime and lemon bars. Lemon bars are often underrated, overlooked. They are also delicious and easy to make.

While the crust bakes, concoct the filling.

Pour said filling into crust and bake a little more.

Enjoy lemon-lime goodness.

Lime&Lemon Bars
(for the crust)
3/4 c AP flour
1/3 c confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
(for the filling)
2 eggs
2/3 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/3 c combined lemon and lime juices (about 1 of each)
3 tablespoons half&half
Dash salt
confectioners sugar for topping

How to:
1. Prep crust: mix flour, confectioners sugar, corn starch and salt in a bowl; mix in butter with your hands until it comes together into a loose dough
2. Line an 8" square baking pan with foil and grease with vegetable oil (or spray)
3. Press dough into bottom of pan; chill 30 minutes
4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
5. While crust is baking, mix the filling: beat eggs, sugar and flour together; add salt, zest, half&half and juices from the lemon and lime; mix well and refigerate until crust is done
6. Pour filling over warm crust, reduce oven temp to 325 and bake for 20 more minutes (filling will be set)
7. Cool completely and top bars with confectioners sugar

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