Lemon Coconut Dessert Bars
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Grated lemon peel||1 Teaspoon|
|Firm butter/Margarine||9 Tablespoon, cut into pieces (1/4 Pound Plus 1 Tablespoon)|
|Flaked coconut||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Lemon filling||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and lemon peel.
Add butter and rub in with your fingers until mixture resembles cornmeal.
Add coconut and egg yolks and blend thoroughly.
Spoon a little more than half the coconut mixture into a lightly greased 9-inch square baking pan.
Press gently and evenly over bottom of pan.
Bake in a 350Â° oven for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare lemon filling.
Remove pan from oven; pour lemon filling over crust and spread to edges of pan.
Sprinkle remaining coconut mixture evenly over top; spread with a fork to level, then pat down gently.
Return to oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let cool completely in pan on a rack; then cut into bars about 1 3/4 by 3 inches.
Store, covered, for up to 4 days.