Lemon or Lime Bars
Topping (after baking)
Mix butter, flour, icing sugar and salt together, either by hand or in a food processor (this won’t take long) until it resembles breadcrumbs and press into a lined 9’x13’ baking tray. Bake at 180 degrees/160 degrees fan oven for 15 mins.
Whilst baking, whisk eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the lemon or lime juice, essential oil, water and cornflour and stir. Pour mixture over part baked crust and bake for a further 25-30 mins. Allow to cool slightly.
Mix icing sugar and essential oil in a small bag and sprinkle over the top, using a sieve. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Sylvia says: “What can I say? These bars are absolutely scrummy and freeze well. Not ideal if you are trying to cut down on sugar, though! Mike (my husband) snaffled three in one go and that's a pretty good endorsement, in my book”.