Lemon BrowniesMore citrus, please! Apparently I like citrus lately. I recently posted the Key Lime Cream Cake I made. Tonight I made Lemon Brownies. Ever heard of those? I hadn’t either, until I found this recipe! I wondered if the texture would be like a brownie or a cake. Recently I made an Apple Brownie recipe, but that had the texture of a cake. It was very good, but it was a cake, not a brownie, so I was a bit disappointed.  I like the dense texture of brownies — not the really gooey ones, but the heavier, drier type.

Well, I “needed” to know the texture of these! I had all the ingredients in-house for this and it’s very simple, so I gave it a try. I made a double batch to fill a 9 x 13 pan because I think making anything in an 8 x 8 pan is a waste of time. By the time I have enough “samples” to determine if I like something or not, there isn’t enough left for anyone else! So 9 x 13 it was. Click for recipe.

While the recipe called for zest and juice from a fresh lemon, I used dried zest from a jar and juice from a bottle. I suspect the lemon flavor may be a bit more pronounced with fresh zest, but I was not disappointed in the flavor of mine. Lemon Brownie Glaze

I wonder about making these with other citrus flavors such as key lime or tangerine, and think I’ll have to give those other flavors a try. But for now, I’m quite satisfied with my lemon brownies!

The only problem I might have is making them last until Monday so I can share them at work. I certainly don’t need to eat a whole pan of them myself, but I’m sure I could!

Lemon Brownies

Adapted from Rita’s Recipes
Stuff you need:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest

Now what?
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Mix in the softened butter.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the lemon juice and zest.
Add to the larger bowl and mix well.

Pour into lightly greased 9 x 13″ pan.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Remove and let cool completely before adding glaze.

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
additional lemon zest
Stir together and spread over cooled brownies.

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