Sunday, January 22, 2012

Just Say No to Scurvy

In this day and age we are all so busy.  It's hard to get in all of the vital nutrients needed to round out one's nutritional needs.  But, let's be clear.....we all need our vitamin c.  I mean, who wants to have a bout with Scurvy?  You know, that atrocious disease attributed to pirates and sailors?  Yes, I am talking about that one.  So, I am going to gift you with a recipe for Lemon Bars that are chock full of vitamin c.  


Make it and eat the whole pan.  Because, seriously, who wants to look like a pirate?  


First, let's make the crust.  You will need two sticks of softened butter, 1/2 cups powdered sugar, and two cups of flour.  Mix together well and press into a 9x9 inch pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, until the dough is golden brown. 

Then, we get to my favorite part, the filling.  Combine four eggs, two cups of sugar, four tbsp flour,four tbsp fresh lemon juice, and some grated lemon zest.  I used about one tbsp of zest. 

Mix the filling ingredients well. 

Pour the filling over the slightly cooled crust.  Place the concoction back into the oven and bake for twenty-five minutes, until golden brown on top.  Don't overcook, the bars should be soft. 

The crust is a bit sweet and the filling is high in citrus flavor. 

Despicably good. 

38 comments:

  1. The title sure caught my attention...Scurvy, maybe that's why I have been feeling ill..yes, it must be, a batch of this vitamin C packed recipe and all will be well! Hahahaha! Great post! xo

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  2. gotta be the most creative intro to a recipe i've ever seen...

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  3. Oh lemon bars, lemon pie, lemonade. Lets fight those pirates. What a delicious cause! :)

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  4. LOL....love your post...sure don't want scurvy...

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  5. This is great. Farmchick. There must be some other diseases you could help us prevent or cure . . .

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  6. That looks so.oooo.ooooo good...

    Dann in Ohio

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  7. How cute....No, I do not want to look like a pirate, so I'm all up for getting all the vit. C that I can.. don't think it would be very hard for me to do if I had a plate of these lemon bars in front of me....Just seeing that squeezed lemon, made my mouth twinge. Looks so good.

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  8. That intro sure grabbed every one's attention!! I am def going to try this recipe.It sounds delicious!

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  9. haha...yes, we HAVE to all eat an entire pan. It's our duty!

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  10. Curses - don't tempt me. I'm already tempted by your mention of the spicy buffalo pretzel pieces (on my blog). . ..aghhhhh.

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  11. ARG! Don't want to be lookin' like no pirate! The things we girls do ;-)

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  12. Ya know, there is this most beautiful, bountiful lemon tree down the road from me. I'm sure it wouldn't miss two or three golden orbs.....

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  13. Shiver me timbers! That looks like treasure!

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  14. I was so worried about getting scurvy this winter that I'd been drinking vodka and orange juice. haha. This sounds much healthier. Thanks.

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  15. Aye Mate! what a yummy idea :) lemon anything, really. I have been taking some extra Vit C these days, the music man and monkey have a bad cold flu bug that's going around and i am trying hard not to get it.

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  16. I sure don't want to look like a pirate!! Seems they don't brush their teeth.. aka Johnny Depp! Lemon Bars are an absolute favorite of mine. Me wantie.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. Love to see you are doing your part to keep us all healthy! I love lemon bars -- so yummy. :)

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  18. i love lemon bars but admit that i've only made them from the box! i'm going to try these out, yum!

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  19. My mom always made these when I was a kid. So good!

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  20. I absolutely love this! We have something like this but I can't remember how it is called...

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  21. Oh wow! What a fantabulous way to stay away from scurvy! I am printing this off right now!!

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  22. Oh My....lemon is my flavor of choice.....
    Printing this one NOW!

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  23. Just discovered your blog doing a search for a southern recipe. I didn't find the recipe I was looking for, but the photography, simplicity, and humor I did find has grabbed me. All very lovely.

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  24. no pirates here!

    we love gooey lemon bars in this neck of the woods - but must you tempt so close to my get back in shape new year's resolutions?! ;-)

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  25. Well, we must fight scurvy!!!

    MMMMMmm, they do look despicably good!

    I'll grab my glass of milk and be right over.......

    Have a blessed week sweetie!!! :o)

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  26. You don't have to do that. I like to come over here just to boogie down. It just doesn't work to boogie to Stevie Wonder and chew your fingers.. I made a lime ice box pie yesterday. It is gone. There is a 12 year old boy in the house who would like to eat the whoe pie but since there is only one he ALMOST eats it all. There was like to skinny pieces left.
    30 lemon bars home made would make me gain 5 pounds. I love em.

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  27. Hey I just glanced over at your followers...550!!! I remember when you and me both had about ten. I have about 10 readers.....should I cook more?

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  28. Lemon Bars are indeed one of the best foods ever created!

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  29. This looks fabulous! I think Meyer lemons will be showing up in the market soon and I'd love to make this with them.

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  30. You should never mix lemon with eggs. Its dangerous for the body together.

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  31. Yummy!
    I will try it out!

    I love LEMON ( or SITRON as we call it.)

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