Monday, December 12, 2011

yay for baking day...

On Saturday, Julianna and I helped with a baking day at our church. Ladies signed up, and there were stations they rotated around, learning a new recipe aat each. In the end they brought home plates of goodies. Our station taught candied almonds and I'm happy to say that they were a hit! The downside to the day however was that since I was a teacher, I didn't get the chance to bake anything. So today, I made up for it!
(l-r) lemon bars, caramel squares, peppermint candy cane cookies, pecan pie bars, whipped shortbread, butter tarts.

The picture should show up and down, but for some reason refused to rotate. I guess it's better this way... now in order to look at it, we're shaking our heads 'no' instead of nodding them 'yes', thus reminding us not to eat too many Christmas sweets. Logical, right?

And just because Rhonda requested it... here's the recipe for my Uncle Jeff's Momma (Mrs. Eleanor Weborg)'s recipe for Lemon Bars...

1/4c icing sugar
1c flour
1/8tsp salt
1/2c butter

Beat together like shortbread and press into 8x8" pan. Bake 15 min @ 350.
Remove from oven and spread with:

1c sugar
1/8tsp salt
2tsp lemon juice
1/2tsp baking powder
2 eggs
(1/4 flour to thicken if needed)

Beat together and bake 20 min @ 350.
Cool completely and spread with:

2tsp lemon juice
1tsp melted butter
3c icing sugar