Thursday, 22 November 2012

Lemon Brownies


This is a really quick and simple recipe with lemons. I saw this on Me and My Sweets back in May this year and bookmarked it as I love lemon recipes. I made them in between packing so I couldn't find the right tin and used a foil takeaway container instead! It worked well though and although I didn't get a chance to try it, I was told it was delicious.

I'm sending this recipe to Bookmarked Recipes hosted by Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes.



 ready to go in the oven 

 lots of lemony glaze on top! 

For the brownies 
90g flour
150g golden caster sugar (I reduced it from the original amount so you may need to add more if you have a sweet tooth)
1/4 teaspoon salt
113g butter
2 eggs
2.5 teaspoon lemon zest (approximately 1.5 lemons)
2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the glaze
60g icing sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoon lemon zest (approximately 1/2 lemon) 

  • Preheat oven to 180C. 
  • Add flour, sugar, salt and softened butter to a bowl and beat until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, lemon zest and lemon juice. 
  • Pour into the flour mixture and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour mixture into a suitable baking dish and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean. 
  • Allow to cool completely before glazing.
  • To make the glaze, mix all the ingredients together until smooth. You may want to add more lemon juice depending on the consistency required.
  • Spread glaze evenly on top of the brownies and add some lemon zest if desired. 

30 comments:

  1. Yum! I wonder if these come out like brownies in texture or if they are more like cake?

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    1. Apparently they were more like lemon drizzle cake!

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  2. These sound lovely, I'm always on the lookout for tasty lemon bakes. Never tried a lemon brownie before.

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    1. Me too as I love lemony bakes which is why I wanted to try this out.

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  3. I have never seen lemon brownies before, they look great!

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    1. Thanks! The original looks much better but I was told they were tasty :)

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  4. Now you have done it! I adore lemon and this looks gorgeous! Karen

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  5. A lemon brownie...that's a new one on me!! Looks gorgeous and who doesn't love a lemony cake!! I hope you'r enjoying your travels...where's the next stop? :-)

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    1. I love lemony bakes too! Back to London for the long trip to Australia - yay! :)

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  6. Oh yes please to lemon brownies. Never tried but know I would love!

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    1. I was intrigued when I read about them. Will have to make them again so I can actually taste some :)

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  7. Interesting... if they're not gooey inside, how are they brownies?

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    1. Good question - I was intrigued when I saw the title on me and my sweets blog. It was quite soft in the middle so maybe that's why they are called brownies?

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  8. Mmm, haven't had a good lemony bake in a while as OH is not keen on too much lemon. Think I'll to bake this for myself and stash some of it in the freezer!

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    1. Not keen on lemon? I love lemony bakes - yes one to make for yourself then :)

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  9. I adore lemon in baked goods! And I'm so excited that you're coming to Australia and Sydney! Let me know if you need any help planning things! :D

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    1. I love lemon bakes too. Thanks for the offer, I'll be sure to shout if I need help. I heard its really warm in Sydney now :)

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  10. How have I never thought of a lemon brownie before. Sounds amazing ;0)

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    1. I was intrigued when I first saw it which is why I wanted to try it but sadly I didn't get a taste. Will have to make it again :)

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  11. Looks like lemon cake, but I don't care. I love lemon puddings, desserts, biscuits, cakes, brownies, sweeties, muffins, you name it.....

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    1. I adore all lemony things too. In fact, I love eating lemons on it own :)

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  12. Wow, am intrigued by this. The thought of lemony, gooey 'brownies' has literally got my mouth watering and they look fab. Now wondering if you can use white chocolate to make brownies ...? Hmmm. :)

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    1. I'm sure you can use anything to make brownies! I really have to make this again so I can have a taste :)

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  13. Would a lemon brownie be more of a 'yellowy'? I think Mr CC would love these...I'll keep them in reserve for a special occasion!

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  14. haha you're so hardcore Ros, in between packing! These sound really tasty, as much as I love chocolate...sometimes something citrus-y really hits the spot!

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  15. Very interesting! I've seen blondies before but never lemon brownies. Do they have the same texture as normal chocolate brownies? Slightly fudgy rather than cakey?

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    1. These were actually a little cakey. They were quite soft and gooey in the middle so I continued cooking it! I might leave them fudgey next time.

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  16. I made these for the SCR this month!! Super tasty.

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