Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lemony Lemon Brownies


When I saw this recipe shared on my Facebook page, I just had to make it.  My girls loved anything lemony such as my Lemon Sables, Crispy Lemon Cookies and Lemon Poppy Seeds Muffins.  Needless to say, I have been making lots of lemony dessert lately.  This brownie got my girls approval too, is a change from the usual chocolate brownie, but I like the fudgy brownie better.  *wink*


I modified the methods in making this lemon brownie from the original version because I remembered I only needed a hand whisk to make the best brownie ever recipe.  So, I improvised and experimented with it and glad to announce that it worked!  So, you are free to use my lazy method or follow the original recipe.  I also cut down on the sugar and changed the glaze recipe, as the glaze recipe provided by the original poster yields too much runny glaze and hence resulted my brownie looking like the above.



Recipe courtesy of BestYummyRecipes, with modification.

Ingredient:

3/4 cup unbleached white flour (Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup pure cane sugar (Zulka)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt 
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 large brown eggs
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the lemon icing glaze: 
3 tsp. lemon juice
Any leftover zest from the 2 lemons

1/2 cup icing sugar or powdered cane sugar


Method:
1.  Lined a 8x8 square baking dish with parchment paper.  Set aside.
2.  Zest 2 lemons and cut each lemon into half and squeeze out all the juices in a small bowl and set aside.
3.  Preheat oven to 350'F.  Melt the butter in the microwave for 1 minute.  Set aside.
4.  In a large Pyrex bowl, add in the eggs, whisk with a hand whisk until smooth.  Add cane sugar, whisk well.  Add melted butter, whisk well.  Add lemon juice and zest, whisk well.
5.  Sieve in the flour, add sea salt and whisk until combined.
6.  Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.  Let cool on wire rack.
7.  At the meantime, prepare the lemon glaze.  Add powdered sugar in a bowl, add in zest and lemon juice, whisk until combined.  Set aside.  Spread lemon glaze on top of the cool brownie.
8.  Cut into pieces and serve!

4 comments:

noobcook said...

I can almost smell the lemon aroma from here. Looks very pretty!

Phong Hong said...

It is rather strange to have a yellow brownie but who cares as long as they taste great!

Katie from ThePerfectBrownie.com said...

Whoa, you're blowing my mind here. A lemon brownie? I might categorize this as a lemon blondie. :) Thanks for the recipe!

Stephie said...

I've made your best brownies recipe before and they were delicious! I love lemon anything too, so I'll be trying this too. Thanks for the recipe!