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Lemon Bars À La Provençale

An herbal twist on a classic recipe, these La Provençale lemon bars will make your whole house smell like a lavender and lemon dream. They are a sure way to brighten up any rainy, chilly, or dreary Spring day. This blend includes aromatic lemon balm, lavender, rosemary, and mint.

Ingredients for the Shortbread:

2 t La Provençale Herbal Tisane
¼ t salt
1 ¼ c AP flour
1/2 c good butter

¼ c sugar 

Short Bread Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a food processor, pulse together flour, sugar, salt, and La Provençale.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add in softened and cubed butter, then bring together the dough by hand kneading. 
  • Press dough into a 9x9 panned, lined with parchment paper. 
  • Let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, then bake for 25 minutes, or until the edge of the shortbread crust is golden brown.

    Shortbread

For the Lemon Filling:

⅔ c fresh lemon juice
1 T lemon zest
1 ⅓ c sugar
3 T AP flour
4 eggs
⅓ c milk
Powdered sugar

La Provençale Herbal Blend

Preparation:

  • Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  • Combine sugar and lemon zest in a bowl until the oils from the zest have been absorbed by the sugar. Then add flour.
  • Whisk eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Combine sugar, flour, and lemon zest mixture with the eggs, lemon juice, and milk.
  • Stir well, then pour over the shortbread crust.
  • Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and garnish: sift powdered sugar and sprinkle La Provençale herbal leaves over the bars.

 

Enjoy La Provençale Lemon Bars with your favorite tea!

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