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Lemon Bars on Brown Butter Shortbread

29 Jul

Recently I’ve had little time to bake (or do anything else, really) because of a new nursing position I took at a local community clinic. With the new job came more responsibility, more hours, and unfortunately, less time to myself. Luckily, I somehow managed to get scheduled for only a half shift today, and rather than cross off a few of the million things I have on my to-do list, I decided to bake lemon bars!

Oh – but these lemon bars are no ordinary lemon bars! It just happens to be a recipe from my favorite bakery: Tartine. I was able to snag a signed copy of Tartine’s owners Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson’s book from Omnivore Books in San Francisco (an amazing little bookstore devoted to books about food!) If you have not been to Tartine, please do yourself a favor – find your way to San Francisco and go! Get the morning bun, the banana cream tart, a slice of tres leches cake, a cup of bread pudding, a chocolate croissant, an éclair, and a cup of tea. Yes, get it all (the cup of tea is optional.) Just do it. I promise you’ll enjoy it.

But back to the subject at hand- I think these lemon bars have just the right amount of sweetness and tartness and go perfectly with their buttery shortbread base. I chose to dust them with powdered sugar and garnish them with some candied blood orange zest (recipe to come!). Continue reading

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