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lemon squares


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  • 1cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon flavouring
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2tblsp lime juice


Servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 45mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2

Mix together the first three ingredients very well

Step 3

Press the mixture into the bottom of a parchment lined rectangular baking dish

Step 4

Bake for 20 minutes or light brown

Step 5

Beat the eggs with electric mixer

Step 6

Slowly add second amount of sugar and mix well

Step 7

Add the rest of the ingredients beating well to mix thoroughly

Step 8

Pour over the baked crust

Step 9

Bake for 20 to 25 more minutes until it is set

Step 10

Let cool in the pan before cutting into squares


Store in a well sealed container in the fridge

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  • Eggs
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Lemon zest


  1. Separate egg yolks and whites
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg whites
  3. Add confectioner's sugar
  4. Distribute on baking pan and flatten center lightly with a spoon
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees
  6. While that's baking, squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl
  7. Add egg yolks, sugar, and flour then whisk together
  8. Add butter and whisk again
  9. Take the merigues out of the oven once they're ready
  10. Spoon the filling into the center of the meringues
  11. Grate lemon rind and sprinkle the zest over the top of the pavlovas
  12. Serve!

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