Lemon Thyme Bars

August 30, 2010 § 2 Comments

Lemon Thyme Bars

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:  

  1. Don’t use too much thyme – use about half or it will overpower the lemon.
  2. More vanilla doesn’t make it creamier, so don’t go there.
  3. Quadruple the recipe to make even a small pan-full.
  4. 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:  





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§ 2 Responses to Lemon Thyme Bars

  • kate says:

    i will have to try these lemon bars some day and was sad that i couldn’t on saturday. i requested lemon bars for my birthday desert last year, so you can imagine just how much i like them! cannot wait to follow you blog.

  • Horray for your new adventure! I can’t wait to follow your blog and try some of your recipes. I especially like your tips!

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