These lemon bars are the perfect dessert on a hot summer day! I love the refreshing lemon flavor!
These bars are refined sugar free and I used spelt flour.
We like it so much that I’ve made these a few times already this summer, including one time using limes.
- 2 cups spelt flour
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 tbsp water
– Mix all the ingredients together and press into a 31-22 cm, (9×13 inch) baking pan. Pre-Bake crust in preheated, 350 F, oven for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup creamed honey
- 3 tbsp spelt flour
- Juice of 3 lemons
- Zest of 1 lemon
– Whisk all the ingredients together. Pour lemon filling on the still warm prebaked crust. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the filling is set. Let cool completely, then refrigerate.
-Cut into squares, then dust with icing sugar if desired! Tastes wonderful when cold.
I hope you give it a try! This was actually first time I’ve ate and made lemon bars, and I’m loving it!
This has been a bit of a crazy week. My teenage son injured himself on his hip during a track and field race at school. Brought to the emergency by ambulance was his first and hopefully last time…Lucky he does not need surgery for his torn tendon and small broken piece of bone. Takes about 6-8 weeks to heal. But I have to say, he is taking it very bravely and is making the best out of it! So proud:)
For Fathersday my daughter made some strawberry cream cheese cookies, (so good!), and I made these Strawberry Shortcake Cups. These are so simple to make and taste amazing!
I’ve made the cake dairy free and refined sugar free and used the thick part of the coconut milk instead of whipped cream. That was not planned but I ran out of real cream and I usually have coconut milk at home, so…it was really good:)
Strawberry Shortcake Cups
Yields: about 8
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (or butter), melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup cashew milk (or dairy)
-about 200 ml (for 4 cups) coconut cream or whipped cream
-Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
-Cream together sugar, egg and coconut oil. Mix in vanilla and salt. Mix together flour and baking powder and add, alternating with the milk, to the egg mixture. Do not overmix.
-Fill in greased baking dish. Bake for about 30 minutes or until tester inserted in middle comes out clean. Let cool completely.
-To assemble: Layer cups with cake pieces, strawberry slices and whipped cream, to your liking.
–There will be cake left. I’ve made only 4 cups, but I think I would have been able to make another 4 cups.–
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I hope you all have or had a lovely Sunday!! We are going through the first hot weather this year, today it is 32C, and humid in southern Ontario! It would be so nice to jump into a pool right now…
We finally went to a Strawberry Farm at the beginning of the week and bought a lot of strawberries:) And we are picking the first few from our garden. After that amazing Strawberry-Coconut-Cake for my birthday I am back at making also a little bit more healthier treats again. I totally love strawberry tarts, I had two;) when I was in Switzerland (forgot to make a picture). So instead of making a pastry crust, I made an unbaked, raw nut base, filled it with my coconut custard from Coconut Custard mini tarts with mixed berries and put it in the freezer, then decorated it with strawberries-that easy, so refreshingly delicious!
Semi-frozen Strawberry Tarts
-Makes 10 tarts
-get recipe here: Coconut Custard mini tarts with mixed berries
-Prepare ahead of time. It needs a few hours to cool and set in the fridge.
No bake nut base:
- 3/4 cup pistachios
- 1 cup blanched almonds
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
-Blend nuts together until coarse crumbs, add rest of ingredients, pulse a few more time until holds together. Press into cupcake tins. I used silicon forms, slightly greased.
-Once the custard is set, you can fill the cupcake tins. Let freeze for a few hours. It will be easier to take out of the form. Decorate with Strawberries and keep in the refrigerator for semi-frozen or put it (without the berries) back in the freezer. My husband and I liked it more semi-frozen, my kids liked it really cold;) LOL
How do you beat the heat?
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