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Auntie Erica’s Lemon Squares

December 02

My  Auntie Erica’s Lemon Squares  are the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea. If you aren’t too keen on baking, this all in one recipe makes things very simple and should leave you with fairly impressive results.

  • serves Serves 12
  • time 50 mins


  1. 1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C/fan 140c. Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with parchment paper.
  2. 2. Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and make a well with the back of a spoon. Add the eggs, butter, milk and zest and beat with a hand mixer until well combined for about two minutes.
  3. 3. Pour the mixture into the lined tin, place in the oven on the middle rack and cook for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top and risen. Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely before icing.
  4. 4. Whisk together the icing sugar and lemon zest with enough of the juice to make a thick drizzle and spread over the top of the cooled lemon cake. Allow to set then slice into rectangular pieces.

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225g caster sugar

250g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

4 large free-range eggs

225g unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 tbsp of milk

Zest of 3 lemons

For the lemon drizzle icing:

200g icing sugar

Finely grated zest and juice of a lemon