Lemon or Lime Bars

Crust Filling

8oz/225g softened butter (not melted) 4 eggs 1oz/30g cornflour
9oz/ 250g plain flour 14oz/400g sugar 6 drops of Lemon or Lime
2oz/ 60g icing sugar 3tbs lemon or lime juice
1/4 tsp salt 1 tbs water

Topping (after baking)

2oz/ 60g icing sugar
1 drop Lemon or Lime essential oil

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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”.