Lavender Lemon Squares

Posted on December 12 2019

Lavender Lemon Squares

A trendy and delicious take on a traditional recipe. These sweet and buttery Lavender Lemon Bars will disappear from the dessert table in minutes! 

Ingredients: 

Crust:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar 
  • 1.5 tsp finely ground Terre Bleu Lavender Culinary Buds
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt

Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (4-6 lemons)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • Icing sugar for dusting


Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, grind at least 3 tablespoons of dried lavender culinary buds until fine. Note: depending on your processor, you may need to add in extra lavender bud if the lavender is not grinding well. 
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until creamy using the paddle attachment an electric mixture.
  3. Add to the butter and sugar mixture, 1.5 teaspoons of ground culinary bud, until combined.
  4. On low speed, add in the flour and salt to the butter mixture until just mixed.
  5. Dump dough onto a flat surface and gently gather the dough into a ball. Press dough into parchment lined baking pan (9 x 13 inch). Along the edge of the pan, build up an edge of 0.5 inches on all sides. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Bake the crust for 15 to 20 minutes, until it is lightly browned. Let cool for 20 minutes. 
  8. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, ground lavender, lemon zest, lemon juice and flour. 
  9. After the crust has cooled for 20 minutes, pour the filling on top of the crust. 
  10. Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until the filling has set.
  11. Allow to cool to room temperature. 
  12. Before serving, cut into smaller pieces and dust with icing sugar.

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