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Lemon Squares


Recipe Info

  • Yield : 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 55m


  • 8 oz (225g) plain flour
  • 2 oz (55g) icing sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 oz (170g) cold butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lb (450g) caster sugar
  • 1 oz (30g) plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 2 fl oz (65ml) fresh lemon juice
  • icing sugar ,for sprinkling


Step 1

Preheat a 350°F/180°C/Gas 4 oven.

Step 2

Sift the flour, icing sugar and salt into a mixing bowl. Using your fingertips or pastry blender, rub or cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the water and toss lightly with a fork until the mixture forms a ball.

Step 3

Press the mixture evenly into an ungreased 13×9 in (33 ×23 cm) baking dish. Bake until light golden brown , 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

Step 4

Meanwhile with an electric, mixer, beat together the eggs, caster sugar, flour, baking powder and lemon rind and juice.

Step 5

Pour the lemon mixture over the baked base. Return to the oven and bake 25 minutes. Let cool, in the baking dish, on a wire rack.

Step 6

Before serving, sprinkle the top with icing sugar. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.

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