I love lemon bars, or better said lime bars. Honduran lemons= USA limes. So when I say lemon bars, its actually lime bars. I did not know that until a few months back when I moved to the United States.
Anyway here I share with you my favorite recipe of lemon bars. It is soooo good!
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
2 sticks of butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt
6 large eggs
2- 2 1/2 cups of sugar (depending how sweet or sour you want them)
1 cup- around 8 limes- freshly squeezed lime juice (you can use lemons if you prefer)
1 cup flour
Confectioner's sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
For the crust: Cream sugar and butter either by hand or in a mixer. When combined, add the flour until just mixed. It will look like crumbs. Put the crumbs in the baking pan and spread out evenly and then press them down with your fingers until you have and even looking crust.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until it has lightly browned edges. Let cool, and leave the oven on.
For the lemon layer, whisk all the lemon filling ingredients and carefully pour on baked crust. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until center looks set. Let cool to room temperature.
Dust with confectioner's sugar and enjoy!