Chocolate Lemon Bars

Thanks to the birthday presents from Lilian, I have had some more fun experiments in the kitchen. One of the recipe books contains the recipe for Lemon Bars, which is a sugar cookie-esque base topped with a tangy lemon custard. I decided to up the ante and top the custard with a layer of melted chocolate.

Well. Who can blame me for wanting to add chocolate, right? 😉

First, make the bottom cookie layer. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and press the dough into a thin layer at the bottom of the pan. Bake until this layer is golden brown and let it cool. Make the lemon custard and then top the cookie like so:

[[image:lb1.jpg:Topped with Lemon Custard:center:0]]

There is no coloring in the custard – that lovely yellow is a combination of egg, lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Melt a combination of bittersweet chocolate, a little semi-sweet chocolate and some cream. Let the custard cool and set before pouring the chocolate layer on:

[[image:lb2.jpg:Extra Kick with a layer of chocolate:center:0]]

Allow the whole thing to cool (I chucked the whole thing in the fridge). Then you can slice into pretty chocolate lemon bars:

[[image:lb3.jpg:Whole mass of chocolate lemon custardy goodness:center:0]]

[[image:lb4.jpg:Sliced up bars:center:0]]

[[image:lb6.jpg:Close up, but this slice a bit cacat lah:center:0]]

[[image:lb5.jpg:This slice is much prettier!:center:0]]

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