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Lemon Squares
74 votes


Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Dessert
How to make it:
  1. Lemon Squares:
  2. 6 tablespoons butter
  3. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 cup white spelt flour
  5. 1/4 tsp. salt.
  6. Beat butter for 30 seconds; add the 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt, beating till fluffy. Stir in the 1 cup flour. Pat dough onto bottom of 8x8x2-inch baking pan. (I just use one of my corningware pans).
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile:
  9. Beat 2 eggs
  10. Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  11. 2 tablespoons white spelt flour
  12. 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel (I generally add a lot more)
  13. 3 tablespoons lemon juice (I sometimes add a little more)
  14. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon baking powder - I use the combination I have listed instead)
  15. Beat 3 minutes or till slightly thickened.
  16. Pour over baked layer. Bake in a 350 oven 25 to 30 minutes longer or till light golden brown around edges and center is set. Cool. Cut into squares. Makes 16.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N
Spelt (whole)2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N B N B N N A
Sugar (Brown/White)  N A N A N A N A
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jul 22, 2008 at 07:44 AM By: Father Tiresias