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Saturday, January 9

Lemon and Coconut Squares

I have the flu or a cold... I am not sure. But what I do know is that I am feeling awful and the only thing that managed to cheer me up early this morning was making these delicious Lemon and Coconut squares. Now, you may think it is totally unsanitary to bake whilst sick, but fear not I took my precautions and lysol-ed myself!! They were a huge hit! I too the recipe from here and adapted the proportions a little.

Ingredients for the Crust:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 stick of salted butter cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla
  1. Preheat your oven at 350 degrees F and coat your pan with butter or cooking spray. 
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt and add the butter pieces, vanilla and coconut. Mix until the mixture is crumbly (much like the apple crumble method)
  3. Put in your pan, and press evenly into the bottom of the baking pan. 
  4. Bake until it is lightly golden for about 20 minutes. 
Ingredients for the filling:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • sweetened shredded coconut for garnish.
  1. Whisk the eggs together with the sugar, flour and salt. Add the lemon juice and continue mixing. 
  2. Pour the mix over the crust and put in the oven again for about 15 minutes or until the filling is set ( I usually wait until the filling looks like it is making bubbles!)
  3. Cool and garnish with the coconut.
  4. Enjoy!

* You could always garnish with a nice coconut meringue instead of having shredded coconut!

3 comments:

Audax said...

How cute!!! The colour and texture looks perfect. And I wonder how you disinfect yourself? And welcome to the Daring Kitchen I hope you have a great time with us. Cheers from Audax in Australia (very very hot 43C Sydney).

Isabelle said...

These lemon squares look amazing, coconut and lemon go so nicely together!

pascale said...

quel délicieux gâteau !! We ate it so quickly.. I need to prepare another one today !!!!!!!!!
thanks
the photo also is so beautiful that we can't resist to cook it !!
pascale

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