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Luscious Lemon Brownies: A Citrus Twist on a Classic Dessert

Luscious Lemon Brownies: A Citrus Twist on a Classic Dessert

Discover the refreshing burst of citrus with these luscious lemon brownies, affectionately known as “Lemons.” This delicious dessert reinvents the traditional chocolate brownie with a bright, tangy lemon flavor, perfect for pairing with your favorite coffee. Featuring a tender, cake-like texture and a sweet, lemony frosting, these brownies strike the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, making them a unique and mouth-watering treat.

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Why you'll love it: If you're a fan of lemon desserts, you'll love these lemony ones. They're a wonderful alternative to classic brownies, infusing the robust flavor of lemon into every bite. The combination of fresh lemon juice and zest ensures each square is bursting with fresh flavor, while the glaze adds an extra layer of sweet citrus deliciousness. They're incredibly easy to make and even easier to love, and are sure to brighten up any dessert table.

Perfect occasion: These lemon brownies are ideal for spring and summer get-togethers, afternoon snacks, or as a light dessert after a meal. They're also perfect for picnics and potlucks, providing a refreshing change from traditional sweets. Serve them during brunch or coffee breaks for a delicious treat your guests won't soon forget.

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Decorating Tips: For a beautifully finished look, sprinkle the frosted brownies with a little more powdered sugar or lemon zest just before serving. You can also garnish with thin lemon slices or edible flowers for a decorative touch that complements their bright flavor.

Ingredients:

  • For the lemon brownies:
    • 120g butter
    • 160g of sugar
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 2 eggs
    • 60 ml lemon juice
    • 130g flour
  • For the icing:
    • 20 ml lemon juice
    • 100g powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the dough:
    • Preheat your oven to 160°C (320°F). Butter and line a 20×20 cm baking tin with baking paper.
    • In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy.
    • Beat the eggs one by one, then gradually add the lemon juice.
    • Sift in the flour and stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  2. Bake the brownies:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Make the frosting:
    • While the brownies are baking, whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth.
  4. Finish the brownies:
    • Once the brownies are cooked, remove them from the oven and, while they are still warm, pour the frosting on top. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the frosting evenly.
    • Let the glazed brownies cool completely in the pan before cutting them into squares.

Enjoy your succulent lemon brownies, a delicious treat that is sure to captivate the hearts (and taste buds) of lemon lovers and dessert aficionados!

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