At Christmas, I made Lemon-Cranberry Scones which were simply delish, so those will make an appearance at Terracotta Cafe at some point. Since then I've been wanting to do another lemon recipe and I've had lemon squares in the back of my mind. It doesn't help that I had an absolutely delicious lemon tart at Don Diego's on my birthday, so I've had lemon on my mind since.
So the other night, I whipped these up and they were super easy. The combination of the lemon and coconut was just magnificent!
Lemon Coconut Squares (16 squares)
1 cup flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup dessicated coconut
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 lemon, juice and rind
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, icing sugar and butter together thoroughly. Press crumb mixture evenly into an 8-inch square pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Then sprinkle with coconut.
Beat remaining ingredients together. Pour over the top. Bake for another 20 minutes. Cool and mark into squares with wet knife. Chill. When cold, cut completely and remove from pan. Serve.