This recipe is courtesy of Katarina, and most Swedish food bloggers I know have already tried the recipe, it’s that popular! And I understand why. It is easy to make, and quick. The contrasting flavours and textures work really well; top and bottom is like an oat’s crumble and in between you find the smooth lemon filling which is sweet but the acidity from the lemon cuts through it nicely.
A winner when I last baked for the office!
Lemon squares, makes about 20
Adapted from Katarina’s recipe.
120 g softened butter
150 ml brown sugar
250 ml rolled oats
200 ml plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 can sweetened condensed milk
75 ml lemon juice
2-3 tsp grated lemon zest
Preheat the oven to 175C. Mix butter and brown sugar until well combined. Stir in flour, rolled oats, baking powder and salt and mix into a crumbly texture. Press little more than half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a lined 20 x 20 cm baking tray.
Mix together condensed milk, lemon juice and zest. Spread onto the crumble and sprinkle the other half of the crumb mixture on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool and cut into squares. Store in the fridge.