Rachel's Healthy Lemon Bars
Written By Berwick Bulk Foods
These Lemon Bars have the Perfect Balance of Sweet and Tangy !
Gluten Free- Dairy Free
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
1/4 Cup Honey/Maple Syrup or Rice Malt Syrup
1 tsp Vanillia Extract
1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour (Blanched Almond Meal)
1/3 Cup Coconut Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
4 Large Free Range Eggs, at room temperture
1/2 Cup Honey/Maple Syrup or Rice Malt Syrup
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice, from 3-4 Large Lemons
1 tbs Lemon Zest
3 tbs Tapioca Flour (Sifted)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius. To make the crust, whisk together the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Add the almond meal, coocnut flour and salt. Stir together or use your hands to mix everything together, until you have a crumbly dough.
Pour the dough into an 8X8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper. Use your hands to press the dough flat in the pan. Make sure its pressed down firmly.
Bake the base crust for 13-15 minutes in the oven, or until lightly golden on top and slightly darker around the edges, then remove.*
Whisk the eggs and honey together in a bowl until smooth.** Add the lemon juice and lemon zest and whisk again***. Then add the tapioca flour and whisk again, until smooth and no flour clumps remain. ****
Bake the lemon bars for 20-25 minutes, or until the centre of the filling is set. *****
Let the pan cool on the counter for an hour, then transfer to the fridge and let cool another 2 hours before serving, to firm up, slice into bars and serve.
* If the crust has puffed up after cooking, use a oven mitt and gently press it down to flatten
** Ensure the egg is completly blended with the honey before adding the remaining ingredients to aviod little egg white speckles in your lemon bars
*** If you really want more of a tangy lemon flavour add 2/3 Cup fresh lemon Juice rather than 1/2 cup
**** The order of the whisking the filling is important, ensure you Tapioca Flour is siftted this willl help aviod the clumps.
***** The filling should be firm throughout and not overly Jiggerly once it has finished baking.