Sunday, December 8, 2019

Luscious Lemon-Coconut Bars

Luscious Lemon-Coconut Bars the lemon bars nosotros love sprinkled alongside sweetened flaked coconut.  It's genuinely a gustation combination made inward heaven.

While I was editing the photos for these Lemon-Coconut Bars, elaborate descriptive phrases near them kept running through my mind.  Things similar ...

... they brand me mean value of brilliant rays of sunshine speckled alongside kokosnoot snowflakes ...

... they're equally xanthous equally the high noon Sun on a clear summertime twenty-four hours ...


... these beautiful bars are brilliant together with happy similar large xanthous smiley faces ...

Why, y'all ask?

Well, because schoolhouse is dorsum inward total swing together with I've been working alongside my petty 2nd graders on descriptive writing.  Trying desperately to motion them along from writing things similar 'The grass is green.  I similar the grass.'

And I practice that past times brainstorming all kinds of crazy ways to depict things alongside them!  I larn all over-dramatic together with direct maintain words they come upward up alongside together with plow them into elaborate, flowery descriptive phrases to larn them started inward the descriptive groove.

So the other twenty-four hours I brought inward these chocolate-striped cookies for them to describe.

Food e'er gets my students going alongside creative excitement! ... together with they really got into coming upward alongside fabulous phrases near these cookies to assistance create a painting exhibit inward their readers' minds.  It was then fun to scout them. 

Oh, I simply direct maintain to part some of my favorite descriptive phrases my students came upward with!

... the chocolate makes me mean value of zebra stripes ...

... the chocolate stripes are similar the waves inward the sea ...

... the sprinkles are the color of autumn leaves swirling together with twirling to the Blue Planet ...

... the cookie form makes me mean value of a Ferris bicycle at the county fair, together with the sprinkles are people riding it to a greater extent than or less together with to a greater extent than or less ...

Okay, that concluding 1 near the Ferris bicycle genuinely near made me holler inward a expert way!  It's the materials teachers' dreams are made of.

And so, descriptive phrases near these delightful Lemon-Coconut Bars continued to run through my caput the entire fourth dimension I worked alongside the photos.  And fifty-fifty piece I was trying to autumn asleep that night!

... petty bites of lemon together with kokosnoot confetti ...

... luscious lemon jewels ...

... flavors that remind me of vacationing on a tropical isle ...

... colors similar brilliant morning time sunshine peeking over the horizon ...

... then moist together with delicious, they melt inward your oral fissure similar butter on a warm pancake ...

Or, according to my hubby ...

... the texture of honeycomb together with the gustation of sunshine wrapped upward inward 1 delicious petty pastry...  

Okay, non too bad for his showtime seek out at 2nd score descriptive writing!

But no affair how y'all depict these tasty petty Lemon-Coconut Bars, the fact of the affair is ... they're simply obviously good.

Lemon-Coconut Bars
Source:  My Mom

For the Crust:
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
For the Filling:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 T. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 3 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut
  1. FOR THE CRUST: Line the bottom together with sides of a 9" foursquare baking pan alongside foil, leaving near a 1 to ii inch overhang on each side of the pan (you'll usage the foil overhang to elevator the baked squares out of the pan). Lightly spray the foil alongside non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Mix the flour together with saccharide together inward a pocket-sized mixing bowl. Cut the butter into chunks; add together butter to the flour mixture together with cutting inward until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  3. FOR THE FILLING: Beat together the eggs, sugar, flour, together with lemon juice alongside an electrical mixer until good blended. With the mixer on depression speed, add together the lemon pare together with coconut; crunch until simply blended. Spread the lemon mixture over the partially-baked crust.
  4. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes until laid together with the edges are lightly golden brown. Cool completely inward the pan.
  5. When cooled, usage the foil overhang to elevator the bars from the pan. Place on a cutting board, pare the foil away from the edges, together with cutting into pocket-sized bars alongside a abrupt knife.

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