I had the tea party this weekend that I made invitations for earlier and it was lovely! I didn't get any good photos of the setup for the party but since I kind of collect teapots (since I keep making them and don't give them all away), it worked out really well. I wanted the party to feel like spring so I made more spring flower and animal themed sugar cookies (using my regular icing recipe this time), and we had blueberry muffins, fruit salad, cucumber tea sandwiches and hummus tea sandwiches, and lemon squares.
The lemon squares are, like the sugar cookies, from my family recipe, and they were really yummy as usual. I actually cooked them a bit less than usual accidentally and they were less fully set but still light and delicious with a fresh lemon taste.
For shortbread crust:
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 tablespoons flour (1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon)
- Juice of 2 lemons (5-6 tablespoons)
- confectioner's sugar to sprinkle on top
Mix together ingredients for lemon layer and pour over crust. Bake for another 25 minutes or slightly more, until edges are brown and top is beginning to slightly brown. Remove from oven and lightly sprinkle confectioner's sugar on top (I use a sieve to evenly distribute it). Let cool, cut into squares and serve.