Monday, June 14, 2010
When my Mom started reading cooking blogs she happened upon the Cookie Madness lady. Mom was super impressed that the cookie madness lady whipped up a new batch of cookies daily. Sometimes she would make more than one batch if she was trying to perfect it! I don't read her too often, but I checked in the other day, while the students were working hard, and I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw these little lovely lemon blueberry bars. I had just bought blueberries for some muffins that never materialized and wanted to use them up. And of course, I'm a major lover of all things lemon.
I actually made this recipe on Saturday while I was doing all my waiting around for these to cool. And I was so thrilled when I read through the recipe and I found out I got to use my food processor. Believe it or not I haven't used it once since I got it for Christmas. Sad, I know. But I guess I just got so use to improvising, I put it in the garage and sort of forgot I had it. But that thing mixes and chops like a champ. I'm so excited! I'm going to need to gather some recipes that specifically call for a food processor.
Anyway,this recipe is straight forward, easy to follow and the outcome is to die for. However, I didn't end up using all the mix for the crust, I didn't put too much of it on top. And I think next time I would make my bottom crust a bit thinner. I would have liked more lemon filling and blueberry and a little less crust. (My family members agreed.) Next time I might also try doubling the lemon, sweetened condensed milk mixture. I think the bars would be great with a thicker filling. Pay attention to the recipe when they say they are better the longer they sit in the fridge. They are amazing cold. We kept them in there until they were gone, a whole 24 hours. This makes a 9 X 13 inch pan, and I cut them into small squares. They are a bit crumbly and make a slight, but worth it mess, when you bit into them! Try them, thank me (and the cookie madness lady) later! Pictures and recipe below.
Lemon Blueberry Bars Recipe