I made these lemon crumble bars for my husband the other day and this is how he responds.. ..well i can you it wasn't verbal.. he ate almost half the slice within a very short amount of time. These lemon bars have 3 delicious layers. First the crumble baked on the bottom, the creamy, kind of toffee lemony centre and the crunchy crumble topping.. so delicious, it will become your new favorite!
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 large egg yolks
1/2 tsp lemon extract
Preheat oven to 200'c. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, rolled oats, salt and baking soda. Stir in both sugars and mix until no clumps of sugar remain. Stir vanilla into melted butter and pour mixture over dry ingredients. Using a spoon, stir mixture until evenly moistened. Sprinkle half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased slice tray and gently press into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside (leaving oven heated at 200'c).
In a mixing bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, egg yolks and lemon extract until well blended. Pour mixture over crumb crust in baking dish and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle top evenly with remaining crumb mixture. Bake in preheated oven 24 minutes or until it is lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature, once cool, once cool, cut into squares. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Mum of 2, Wife of a Fifo worker and lover of delicious, creative food.