Lemon aids

Throughout the summer I generally bake a little less and the baking I do is often of a different nature to my cold weather fare. Summer baking features light sponges and plenty of raspberries, this year there was fresh cherry cake, raspberry and almond cake, Victoria Sponges filled with strawberries and frequent helpings of meringue. And there were plenty of lemons. My kitchen is never without lemons, they seem to provide the perfect answer all year around.

In summer they are sharp and refreshing and in winter their oily zest is the perfect tonic.

On a grey day they cannot be matched, grey and yellow, a perfect combination.

A sweet crisp pastry with a lemon drenched eggy topping. Lemon aids mood improvement.

Lemon Bar recipe from Cookies, Biscuits and Biscotti (The baking series)


TheMadHouse said…
I love lemons and we always have some in too.
silverpebble said…
Oof, that looks delicious. I swear by lemons too.
TD wool design said…
mmmm, sooo refreshing! love lemon. thanks!
Thimbleanna said…
Oh. Now I've drooled on my keyboard. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Yum!
So agree that lemons are a year-round essential. I'm off to bake a lemon drizzle cake.
Tillybud said…
Mmm I can almost taste them!
kristina said…
Oooh they look delicious! Love lemons and Linda Collister.

K x
cathleen said…
Rebecca, these look so mouth-watering delicious.
Bee said…
I think of lemon bars as an American thing; I don't think I've ever seen them in England before. I should make them for the next fete or bake sale . . . something to put alongside the ubiquitous flapjacks and fairy cakes!

I agree, totally, about the importance of lemons. And by the way, I always add the juice of one to my apple sauce. :)

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