Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Newspapers. Eleven days' worth, saved in case I wanted to read them. I didn't...but of course, had to go through the entire pile so I could retrieve Wednesday's NY Times food section, Thursday's Home and Styles sections, and the Sunday book reviews from the last two weekends. Oh, and the art. Took the whole morning.
Well, to be fair, it took only half the morning. I got home at 6:am and since my body was on Left Coast time, I went to sleep and slept through the first half of the morning. Then back to laundry and real life. Studio Six meets at my house on Wednesday and I had to bake for the occasion - so that was tonight's actvity. Lemon Sours

3/4 cup sifted flour (I didn't sift)
1/3 c. sweet butter
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar -pack a little, not too firm (I used 2/3 cup and it is plenty sweet!)
3/4 cup shredded coconut (I used unsweetened)
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2/3 c. confectioner's sugar (approx)

Mix together flour and butter to a fine curmb. Sprinkle evenly in 11x7 pan (I used 8x8) Bake in 350 oven for 10 min.

Meanwhile, beat eggs, brown sugar, coconut, nuts, baking powder. spread on first mixture as you take it from the oven. Return to oven and bake 20 min longer (or till brown on top)

Mix lemon rind, lemon juice and add conf. sugar to make a creamy mixture. Spread over top as soon as pan is taken from the oven. Cool cut into squares. Makes 16-24 squares, depending on size of pan.

It has been countless years since I have made these so I'm not sure how they have turned out.
Will let you know.


Eva said...

Nice to know you arrived well at home. -- The place in my latest posting is really beautiful, not only in my photos.
-- If I could bake, I'd try this recepe. Looks and reads delicious!

Diane Wright said...

I like the piece..but then I sometimes like two color work...even when it's not a conscious decision. And, your stack of NYT was a familiar site and, interestingly, we save it actually read the same parts. I'm guessing most do and that factoid might be useful to the NYT in these days of shrinking newspapers. I don't think they'll ever find a buyer for the Globe. Glad you are back and had such wonderful workshops...the pics have been great. Diane

kathy said...

I like the arrangement in your first picture...and I REALLY like the idea of the bright orange stripe (makes it more interesting). I'm with you...sometimes working with two colors can be so boring. How about value changes...maybe it's too "medium" in value. That would make it boring too. Sometimes, I find that I get so involved working with color, that I end up with a totally medium piece that just doesn't work...it needs more value changes.

Judy said...

sounds wonderful....let us know how your friends received them.

don't ya just love the stack of papers welcoming you home from a lovely vacation! LOL

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