Luscious Lemon Shortbread Bars

Luscious Lemon Shortbread Bars

The combination of buttery shortbread and tangy lemon is very moreish. In fact just thinking about them makes me salivate. They are so easy to make - perfect for a summer bake sale or picnic. You could even tart them up to serve at an al fresco dinner party - just serve larger slices with a little more grated lemon zest on top and finish with a dollop of clotted cream. Be warned, you can just keep eating these!

Lemon Shortbread Bars
Yield: 16


A lemon shortbread bar recipe.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 50 mins


  • 280g Plain Flour
  • 80g (plus more for dusting at the end) Icing Sugar
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 225g Cold Butter, cubes
  •  For the lemon topping
  • 350g Caster Sugar
  • Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 TSP Lemon Zest
  • 100ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 35g Plain Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking Powder


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 170°c. Line a 30x20cm tin with baking paper.
  • Step 2: Blitz the plain flour, icing sugar salt and butter in a processor then press into a 30x20cm tin and bake for 20 minutes. 
  • Step 3: Whilst the shortbread base is cooling, mix together the lemon topping ingredients and pour onto base. Cook for 25 minutes. Cool completely before dusting with icing sugar and cutting into bars.

Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)

1 comment:

  1. These look amazing. i must get myself a food processor.


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