Lemon Bars

lemonbars2Good Morning and Happy Sunday! It seems that these posts are going to be few and far in between while I’m working through my masters and figure out where/how I want to take photos. Anyway, that’s not what you’re here for. This lemon bar recipe comes from my grandma Helen, according to my mother. They’re everything you could want in a lemon bar. They’ve got a shortbread crust, has a super lemony filling, and is incredibly easy to make.

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Blueberry Peach Galette

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Happy Sunday! Today’s recipe is brought to you by a craving for blueberries and peaches and a need to make something I hadn’t made before. I put together the pie crust I made for Pumpkin Pasties and halved it and threw some spices together with some fruit, sugar, and flour. If you’re making a fruit galette, all you need is enough fruit to fill your galette, a thickener like flour or corn starch, maybe some water, sugar, and any spices if you so desire. Honestly, this was easier than I thought it was to make. And it’s a great dessert to share with friends over drinks or to cap off a summer night. I reckon it’d also be pretty great with a scoop of ice cream.

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Lemon Bundt Cake

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I thought I would try something a little bit different for me. I was kindly gifted a bundt pan by my mother since she wasn’t using hers anymore and pretty much immediately got to work on a lemon raspberry bundt cake. I hadn’t worked with a bundt pan before so it was a fun challenge figuring out baking times and proportions. I have to say I’m happy with how this cake turned out. It’s super lemony and the right balance of dense and moist. That being said, I do want to workshop this recipe a little bit. I had baked it for 42 minutes, but it ended up being a little undercooked despite the cake tester coming out clean. There are some other things I want to work with, like the proportions of the flour and butter and nailing down a raspberry glaze recipe.

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Lemon Crackle Cookies

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! Here is a little recipe to brighten up your morning. I wanted to make one more summery recipe before going fully into fall mode and using cinnamon with reckless abandon. I wanted to squeeze a bit of summer into a crackle cookie before it completely went away and I’d like to think I accomplished that. These cookies are soft, not too sweet with a bit of tartness. If you want a quick lemon fix, look no further!

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