Zesty Bite Size Lemon Delights

A perfect lemon bar recipe has two necessary things: the right amount of lemon and a delicious buttery crust. This recipe had a squeeze more lemon juice than most, but that’s what sets it apart!

Makes: 12


  • 3 eggs
  • 275g caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour
  • 150ml lemon juice, strained
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest


Sweet crust

  • 120g plain flour
  • 35g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 60g unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

To make the crust, place the flour and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter, one piece at a time, until the mixture resembles pea-sized crumbs.

Press the mixture into the base of a 20cm x 20cm square tin. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden. Cool in the tin for 20–30 minutes.

Reduce the temperature to 150°C. Whisk the eggs, sugar, flour and lemon juice together in a bowl until combined and smooth. Stir in the zest and pour over the crust. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with the extra icing sugar and cut into bite-sized bars.


Recipe taken from Bitesize Sweet
Bitesize Sweet
offers a delicious assortment of indulgent sweet bites to whip up when that craving hits. With grown-up versions of fun treats like popsicles, whoopie pies and cakepops, as well as adventurous flavour combinations using classics like macarons, cupcakes and tarts, there is something for everyone. These tempting recipes include blueberry mojito popsicles, classic red velvet whoopee pies, vanilla bean and candied ginger cheesecake pops, gingersnap and peach ice-cream sandwiches, Persian rose macaroons and mini churros with chilli chocolate.

You can buy Bitesize Sweet at cooked.com.

Published by Hardie Grant Books.

Written by ameliath


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