Lemon Thyme Bars
August 30, 2010 § 2 Comments
The very first post on my food blog! These lemon thyme bars came from a recipe by Giada De Laurentiis of the Food Network. Giada’s recipes are usually rich; she often balances sweet and savory flavors just the way I like them. The Food Network online is great because of the videos and user comments and reviews.
It can take a long time to sit and read the reviews, so one feature of this blog will be well-vetted recipes with helpful hints, gleaned from reviews. I will do my best to try all the hints and provide them upfront so that my readers don’t have to do a ton of homework.
Here are the helpful hints you should keep in mind when making these bars:
- Don’t use too much thyme – use about half or it will overpower the lemon.
- More vanilla doesn’t make it creamier, so don’t go there.
- Quadruple the recipe to make even a small pan-full.
- After spooning the dough into the pan, use very wet fingers to press it down. Re-wet your fingers as often as needed to keep the dough from sticking.
Here is a link to her recipe: