Monday, February 25, 2013

Lemon Brownies

With spring just around the corner (hopefully), I’ve been craving the flavors of summer.  This lemon brownie did just the trick. 

The recipe comes from The More Than Occasional Baker blog, where Ros blogs from the UK about her baking adventures.  She was my Secret Recipe Club blog for February, and she has some wonderful recipes – including a cake and cupcake recipe made with maple syrup that I might have to try next month when the trees being running sap! 

The Lemon Brownies were a hit – lemony and light, yet gooey too.  I replaced some of the butter with Greek Yogurt and used white whole wheat flour.  They would make a great base for a truffle dessert too. 

Lemon Brownies – Adapted from The More Than Occasional Baker

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C white whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 C butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 C Greek Yogurt
  • 2.5 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together 3/4 C flour with 2/3 C sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt.  Stir well. 

In a second bowl, mix the melted butter with 2 eggs and 1/4 C Greek yogurt.  Then, combine the wet and dry ingredients. 

Add in the zest and 2 T lemon juice. 

Pour into a lightly greased 8x8 inch baking dish and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until the center is set. 

Cool. 

While brownies cool, prepare the glaze by combining 1/2 C powdered sugar with 1 tsp. lemon juice. 

Drizzle over the brownies. 

Slice and serve! 

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous looking treat for SPRING!:-)

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  2. These look so incredibly easy and delicious! Yum.

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  3. I used to hate lemon flavored anything, but my husband has me pretty "sweet" on it now and I definitely need to bake something lemony soon to test out my new found love!

    The pictures turned out gorgeous!

    Happy Reveal Day!

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  4. I love lemon, especially lemon desserts. What a nice change of pace from the same old chocolate brownie. Definitely trying this one.

    Thank you so much for being a member of the Secret Recipe Club and sharing your cooking talents with us.

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  5. I love lemon any thing and brownies are my favorite food group so these must be delicious! Great SRC pick.

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  6. Lemon anything is good with me! They look so moist and full of flavour.

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  7. I loooove lemon anything, so I know i'd love these! Perfect choice for springtime. =)

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  8. I had your blog this month, what a coincidence :) I love your cookie recipe - they were amazing! Glad you like these brownies, I feel I should make them again soon. Adding yoghurt was a brilliant idea.

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  9. I love all things lemony, so these are calling my name...

    Have a great Reveal Day!

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  10. Yum yum! I love anything lemon. :)

    And look at all the fun link-ups!!! Pin, pin, pin...

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  11. I love lemon bars, so these brownies sound awesome to me! I can't wait to give them a try. Great pick this month! :)

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  12. I LOVE lemon dessert and so does my hubby! These brownies look scrupmtious!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  13. wow! Yummy! I love lemon bars but have never thought to make lemon brownies.

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  14. Those look so yummy!! Great idea using greek yogurt!

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