Treats Say Thank You Better Than Cards

January 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

I made this lemon bar for a friend I call Lemons. Well, not just this bar. There were more, a whole pan full. This one just looked so pretty by itself that I wanted to show it off.

Lemons gifted me Melissa Murphy’s cookbook for Christmas, and I wanted to thank her.

I have had lemon bars before that were quite tasty, but these, true to Murphy’s passion in her book for making “everyone’s favorite desserts better than they’ve had them before”, brought more to the plate, so to speak. Almond extract in the filling and crushed up almonds in the shortbread crust did the trick here. Next time, I need to pulse my almonds finer in the food processor, I think, but besides that, this recipe turned out outstanding. Or, so says my mom, who loves lemon bars, too.

 

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