These lemon squares are addictive! You can’t eat just one. The tartness of the lemon and sweetness from the sugar make these a winner.
- 1/2 C Land o Lakes margarine
- 1/3 C powdered sugar
- 1 1/3 C flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 3 T flour
- juice of 1 lemon
- grated rind of 1 lemon
Cut margarine and let sit for 15 minutes or so to soften. Add the powdered sugar and flour and blend like pie crust with pie cutter. Press evenly into 9×13 cake pan and bake for 15 minutes in 350º oven until delicately brown. While crust is baking, beat the eggs and add sugar, flour, grated rind and the juice from one lemon. Pour this on hot crust and bake another 15 minutes or until delicately brown. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Cool and cut into squares. The center will be soft until cool.
Cut margarine and let sit for 15 minutes to soften
Cut the four and powdered sugar into the margarine using a pasty cutter
Crust will resemble pie dough
Now dump the crust into a 9″x13″ cake pan
Pat the crust evenly on the bottom of cake pan and bake 15 minutes in 350º oven
Prepare the top while crust is baking. Blend 3 eggs with electric mixer
Add sugar, flour, grated lemon rind and lemon juice to eggs and beat with mixer. Pour onto hot bottom crust and bake another 15 minutes in 350º oven
Take out of oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar
Cool and cut into squares
Swedish Pancakes – the only pancakes my husband will eat. Makes sense – he’s Swedish! This is one of the foods that my husband makes and I just watch and then get to eat them.
If you are not familiar with Swedish Pancakes I will tell you that they are very similar to crepes and not flour heavy like American pancakes.
Strawberry jam is typically spread on them although I like to use syrup
Break the American pancake tradition and give these a try.
Makes 8-10 pancakes
- 3 eggs
- 2 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C + 1 T flour
- 2 -3 T butter, melted
Whip the eggs slighty with a whisk and add the milk whisking until blended. Add the flour, salt and melted butter and mix thoroughly. Pour small amount of batter into a buttered frying pan at medium heat. Brown on one side, flip and brown the other side of pancake. Place each finished pancake on oven proof dish and place in warm oven to keep them warm until finished with all of the pancakes. Top each pancake with strawberry jam and serve with bacon or ham.
Whisk 3 eggs in mixing bowl
Add the milk and mix
Now add the flour, salt and melted butter. Mix thoroughly
Pour pancake batter into preheated (medium heat) buttered frying pan and brown on first side
After first side is browned flip over and brown the other side of pancake. Place each pancake in warm over until finished with all pancakes
Serve with strawberry jam
My family came over today for Mother’s Day and they brought the steaks for the grill and I made the potato salad and two Swedish fruit pies (a blueberry and a rhubarb).
I have never used a “recipe” for my potato salad so this time I wrote down all the amounts of the ingredients so that I could post it here for you.
Swedish potato salad is very different than American potato salad in that it is very plain and uses a combination of mayonnaise and creme fraiche, no eggs and is very creamy and rather bland… it’s good, but I prefer my potato salad
- 5 lb. potatoes
- 1/2 C chopped red onion
- 1/2 C sweet pickle relish
- 6 boiled eggs, chopped
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 2 1/2 C Miracle Whip
- 1 T mustard
- salt to taste
Boil potatoes and eggs the day before you plan to make your potato salad and cool thoroughly in the refrigerator. Peel potatoes and the boiled eggs. Cut into desired sizes and place in a large bowl. Chop onion and place in bowl with potatoes and eggs. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend with spatula.
Sprinkle top of potato salad with paprika and garnish with parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Peel potatoes and eggs and cut into desired sizes
Chop up 1/2 cup red onion
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
Sprinkle potato salad with paprika and garnish with parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve
Mother’s Day steak on the grill.