Friday, April 8, 2011

Sweets for a Saturday: Lemon Brownies

If you like lemon, you'll like these. They are nice and dense. Glaze them or or not. If you want the glaze to soak in, then glaze them while they're warm. You can dust with powdered sugar instead but I guarantee if you like lemony cakes and cookies, you'll love these lemony brownies. I got the original recipe a while back from Marilyn on a cooking forum, she got it from a Paula Deen recipe and adapted it to lemons, and that was that. Paula Deen made Orange Brownies. No orange for me. Lemon all the way! A really tasty non-chocolate brownie! But I could be persuaded into making chocolate brownies, too!




Lemon Brownies
Source: Marilyn (DanaIN, Cooking Forum)
Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter; room temperature
4 eggs
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Zest from 1 lemon
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Additional lemon zest for garnish

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line the bottom only of a 9X13X2-inch baking dish with Parchment paper and spray with Pam. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt; add butter. Stir together eggs, juice from 1/2 lemon and zest from 1 lemon; stir into batter and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until set, use a toothpick to check. Remove from oven and cool on a rack. When brownies are cool prepare glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and 2 tablespoon lemon juice; drizzle over brownies and sprinkle with additional lemon zest.



Joining in on the fun at Sweet as Sugar Cookies for Sweets for a Saturday!


and joining Sweet Tooth Friday hosted by Alli n Son!




and a Themed Bakers Sunday at Cupcake Apothecary. The theme this week is lemons!


 

40 comments:

  1. My Wife is a chocolate fan and all brownies at home are Chocolate. I think I should ask her to make something different like your lemor flavoured brownies.

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  2. Wow, Carol, those lemon brownies look so good! I'll have to try these.

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  3. Saw this on Sweets for a Saturday - they look delicious and I'm not sure what it is, but I've been craving lemon stuff for the past week!

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  4. These look and sound delicious...are you living in the kitchen these days??? :)

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  5. My grandson LOVES lemon. (did I mention that before?). This looks perfect :)

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  6. What an easy recipe to prepare. Lemon desserts are my all time favorite. This is a must make for sure.

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  7. I've been on a huge lemon kick lately! They sound delicious

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  8. I've tried these and can say that they're delicious! Just the thing with a cup of hot tea.

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  9. Lemon brownies sounds unique and yummy!

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  10. My son is coming to visit today and he loves lemon; perfect recipe for him; thank you.
    Rita

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  11. It would be lemon all the way for me too (after chocolate, of course). These look delicious and I can't way to try them!

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  12. They look delicious! I would take lemon any day over chocolate so will put this on my to do list! Thanks!

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  13. I do like lemon and I am sure these brownies are a hit!!!

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  14. These look and sound delicious. I can't wait to give them a try. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  15. I've never tried lemon brownies and it sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe :).

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  16. This is a MUST MAKE. a fabulous idea....

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  17. What a fantastic idea!!! I love lemon in baked goods, putting them in brownie bars sounds fantastic :)

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  18. I like lemon way more than orange anyway! These look so dense and fudgy delicious!

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  19. If it doesn't taste like chocolate, it should definitely taste like lemon! These look fantastic. They will be the perfect addition to my dessert tray for Easter. Thank you! :)

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  20. visiting from sweeter than sugar cookies party....those look delicious!

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  21. Lemon, lemon. I love it. And that glaze would be lovely and tart, too. Can't wait to try this.

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  22. Lemon is my husbands favorite. I bet he would love these cuties!

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  23. What a delicious variation on brownies. I posted a lemon recipe today too - it must be spring!

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  24. That sounds good! You don't like orange?

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  25. Guess what I have sitting on the table next to me ... Marilyn's CD of recipes. Actually have Ann's too. Found them both when we moved Mike's office the other day. Funny it's the two of them. Both great cooks, but very competitive. ;)

    Your pic looks as good as Marilyn's. You cut 'em the same way. Mike doesn't like chocolate brownies, I wonder if he would like these?

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  26. These look so awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I never thought of putting lemon with brownies but it sound and looks really great.

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  27. These are going to the cottage with me this weekend! Do you keep in touch with Marilyn? She had some good recipes to share.

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  28. I always opt anything lemon for dessert, just like you! They look so delicious!

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  29. These look great! Weekend cooking plans taken care of I think

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  30. These look heavenly! Thanks for sharing. ~ Ellen

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  31. Yum, yum! Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I just stumbled your recipe, too.

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  32. Thank you so much for the lemony idea. I've got a ton of lemons that need using and these look fantastic. I'm so glad that you linked them up to Sweets for a Saturday. They also made the Sweets hit list for last week and will be featured on this week's Sweets post. Congrats!!!

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  33. I love the flavor of lemon and lately have been craving it. I can't wait to try these.

    - The Tablescaper

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  34. What a great idea -- these look wonderful.

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  35. Would of never thought to put those two together.....We'd love to invite you to come on by and link it up, if you wish to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "Easter Cookies & Treats"

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/04/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-25.html

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  36. What a great idea Carol. I am not a big lemon fan but I won't mind trying these at all :) They look wonderful.

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  37. Mmmmm looks so great! It's gonna be so hard to choose the top 6! But don't worry, top 6 or not, this is definitely on my to make list!
    Alyssa
    P.S. Followers are pretty nice too! ;)

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  38. Great job on the linky party last week! It was very hard to choose from everyone. Come by again and link up to this week's theme: Chocolate! Hope to see you there.
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/05/themed-bakers-sunday-3.html
    Alyssa

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  39. Yum! thanks for linking this to Food on Friday: Lemons and limes. I am just dying to try out so many of the great ideas. Have a super week, Carol.

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