Meyer lemon bars are the exclamation point to any meal, brightening with their optimism (hello color!) and simplicity (8 basic ingredients).
1 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs beaten
2 TBS flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 TBS If & When Moroccan Preserved Meyer Lemon Paste (more to taste)
Adapted from the recipe, "Meyer Lemon Bars," by Amy McCloud Woodman at whatagirleats.com
Preheat over to 350F. Grease or line an 8 x 8" pan with baking paper.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add flour, mix until just blended. Pat mixture into pan.
Bake at 350* for 20 minutes or until barely golden.
Blend filling ingredients. Pour into baked crust and return to the oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes at 350*, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle is removed clean.
Cool completely. Cut into squares.
Dust with powdered sugar if desired - we don't. We like a bar with more pucker. (To double batch, bake in a 13 x 9" pan.)