Lemon bars

Lemon bars

By Sarah Cook (BBC Good Food)

These slices of zesty lemony goodness are hard to resist.



For the slice base

  • 175 gr plain flour
  • 50 gr ground rice
  • 85 gr golden caster sugar
  • 140 gr cold butter, diced
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the lemon topping

  • zest 3 lemons, plus 200ml/7fl oz juice (about 4 lemons)
  • eggs
  • 200 gr caster sugar
  • 25 gr flour
  • icing sugar, to dust



  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a 21 or 22cm square, shallow baking tin with baking parchment. Put the flour, ground rice and sugar in a bowl with the butter and rub in until fine crumbs form.
  2. Stir in the milk with a cutlery knife. Tip into the tin and press down evenly. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden.
  3. Remove the tin and lower oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the lemon juice and eggs, then sieve into a bowl with the sugar, flour and zest.
  4. Whisk to combine, pour over the base, then bake for 10-15 mins until the top is just set. Cool in the tin, dust with icing sugar, then slice.

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