Lemon squares

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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.

Crumble:

120 g softened butter

150 ml brown sugar

250 ml rolled oats

200 ml plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Filling:

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. 

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