Tuesday, May 20, 2008
New twist on a Southern Favorite!
Sometimes Change is Good, it just has to be the right change!!!
The whole lack of finding good lemons here in Mexico forced me to get creative when I wanted to bake this favorite dessert. I've blogged a Lemon bar recipe previously, after all Lady Bird Johnson loved these sweet concoctions. However, if Lady Bird had ever been cooking South of the Border even she would have met resistance trying to locate lemons in Mexico!! The Rosemary herb & Orange flavors meld nicely into a subtle sweet concoction. Getting creative sometimes yields a surprisingly nice change. Buen Provencho!
Orange Rosemary Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
Mix the flour, sugar and butter as for a pie crust. Pat evenly into a 9x18-inch (or equivalent) jelly roll pan. Bake in preheated 350°F degree oven until very light brown, about 15 minutes.
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 beaten eggs
6 Tablespoons orange juice and 1 tablespoon finely grated zest of orange
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
Mix ingredients, except for the confectioners' sugar, in the order given and pour over the baked crust. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven & immediately sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.