A week ago, needing a quick desert to take to a friend's house, I dug out my mom's recipe for lemon squares. Hers were always The BEST, and they still are. The other good thing is that the ingredients are almost always in the kitchen and the squares are not expensive to make. Tasty, cheap, easy. Wow! Here is the recipe.
Earla's Lemon Squares
First Part: Cream together 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1/8 t. alt. Press mixture into bottom of an 8 by 8 pan. Dimension is important! Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Second Part: Combine and pour over hot crust: 2 beaten eggs, 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and the grated rind of one lemon. Return to oven and make 20 - 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool thoroughly before cutting into squares.
Do not even THINK about using bottled lemon juice. Yuck! Double-yuck!
What could be easier than that? Lots of bang for the buck. Now, back to my short story.