March 26, 2014

Lemon Brownies

In case you couldn't tell, I have some lemons I need to use up.  Not only did I buy a bag of regular lemons I also bought a bag of Meyer lemons, this recipe I used regular lemons.  I wanted the clean crisp taste that I think only a real lemon can give.

This brownie is more of a "caky" type of brownie with a subtle but totally necessary lemon glaze on top.  The combination of the sweet tart lemon flavor is so refreshing. The lemon flavor is definitely the outstanding flavor but it's not going to give you lemon face.  The glaze hardens just slightly on top so when you bite into it you get a little texture right away, then the brownie itself is soft and delicious.

Lemon is always a favorite flavor to bring to summer events so keep this one handy.  I don't think you'd want to let them sit outside if it's too hot because the glaze will heat up and sort of melt away, and that would be a shame. 

Lemonies (Lemon Brownies)
Recipe from Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Brownie Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Glaze Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350º
  2. Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  3. In a small bowl combine the flour and salt.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar and lemon zest and beat until light and fluffy. About 3 minutes.
  5. Add one egg at at time, mixing after each addition.
  6. Add the lemon juice.
  7. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
  8. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Use a toothpick to test the center for doneness.
  9. Let cool in the pan until it is room temperature.
  10. To make the glaze, mix all of the ingredients in a small dish until smooth.  Pour over the brownies and let harden about 10 minutes. 
  11. Cut and serve

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